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July 31, 2014 | NPR · In Gaza, the price of drinking water has soared, there's little electricity — and another shortage is beginning: people displaced by the fighting are waiting in long lines to get food.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Christian Science Monitor reporter Christa Case Bryant tells Renee Montagne why the Israeli army is finding Hamas a more formidable foe now than during the 2009 war.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · An explosion rocked a crowded Gaza market during what was expected to be a lull in the fighting. Earlier in the day a United Nations school was hit by what U.N. officials say was Israeli artillery fire, killing at least 15 people. Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza continues to be fired into Israel.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.
 
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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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Jun 18, 2013 — Six former employees and one contractor say Bank of America's mortgage servicing unit consistently lied to homeowners, fraudulently denied loan modifications and offered bonuses to staff for intentionally pushing people into foreclosure, according to a Salon.com report.
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Mar 20, 2012 — When a 14-year-old girl can buy a house for $12,000, is it a sign the market has bottomed?
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Mar 16, 2012 — A former employee describes what life was like inside a giant mortgage lender back in 2006. It's not pretty.
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Feb 9, 2012 — Foreclosures slowed as big banks waited for the details of the settlement to become clear. Now, they're likely to pick up the pace.
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Nov 18, 2011 — Despite his professional training, Carl Richards got sucked into the housing boom like everybody else. Here's what he learned when he got spit out the other side.
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Sep 7, 2011 — "I see the marks on the wall showing how the kids grew over the years."
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Jul 14, 2011 — The number of homes in foreclosure fell sharply in the first half of this year. But that doesn't mean the housing market is getting better.
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Apr 19, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, cell phones and cancer risk, and getting to know your neighbor. In the second hour, the road to foreclosure, Standard and Poor's U.S. credit rating, and your letters.
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Apr 8, 2011 — "It's 3 p.m., time for a makeshift happy hour in the parking lot of Value Place, an extended-stay motel here in town and a haven for those who have been foreclosed upon."
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Oct 7, 2010 — President Obama won't sign legislation that Congress passed in haste that could worsen foreclosures. The Democrats who control Congress are trying to figure out how the bill passed so quickly.
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