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July 31, 2014 | NPR · Tens of thousands of displaced Gazans face skyrocketing prices for limited water supplies, and severely disrupted electricity service. As well, long lines are developing for staples like bread.
 
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.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Oklahoma is experiencing more earthquakes, and some scientists say they're caused by wastewater disposal wells. Linda Wertheimer learns more from energy reporter Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma.
 

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July 31, 2014 | NPR · The day began with Israel's military calling up 16,000 more reservists, stoking fears of a widening offensive in Gaza; it ended with a 72-hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Nearly a month into the war in Gaza, pollsters have been taking a look at how attitudes in the region have changed among Israelis and Palestinians.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · A surge of new cases in West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak has health officials worried that the epidemic is getting worse. Sierra Leone, for one, has declared a state of emergency, sending in troops to quarantine some of the hardest hit communities.
 

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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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Feb 25, 2014 — To mark Black History Month, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott brought five current and former African-American senators together for a historic event at the Library of Congress.
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Dec 10, 2012 — The bombshell announcement by South Carolina's Jim DeMint that he will resign his Senate seat could lead to the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction. But how will DeMint's tenure be judged?
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Jan 4, 2011 — Tim Scott is the likelier of two new blacks in the House GOP to have good ties with black Democrats, an expert said. Even though he represents a more conservative district, Scott of South Carolina is more moderate than Allen West of Florida.
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Jun 23, 2010 — The main focus on Tuesday's primaries was in South Carolina, where Nikki Haley won the GOP gubernatorial runoff and Tim Scott, an African-American Republican, is on his way to winning an open congressional seat.
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Jun 22, 2010 — Tim Scott beats Strom Thurmond's son to become the Republican nominee for a South Carolina House seat.
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Jun 22, 2010 — Runoffs in the Carolinas — a Republican gubernatorial battle in South Carolina and a Democratic Senate contest in North Carolina — highlight today's primaries.Runoffs In Both Carolinas Highlight Primary Day Today
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Jun 21, 2010 — Republican voters in South Carolina's First Congressional District will choose between Paul Thurmond, son of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, and Tim Scott, the first black GOP lawmaker in S.C. since Reconstruction.
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Jun 10, 2010 — If he defeats Strom Thurmond's son in the June 22 runoff, S.C. Republican Tim Scott could become the first black House member from the Deep South since Reconstruction.
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