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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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Jul 24, 2014 — The versatile actor is known for disappearing into his roles, like Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Gollum in The Lord of the Rings. In this game, we get to know Serkis, the human being.
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Jun 25, 2014 — The plot of The Interview, which also stars James Franco, involves a television journalist and his producer who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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Apr 7, 2014 — The legendary pint-sized actor got his first Hollywood role at the age of 6 and became a box-office powerhouse in the 1930s and '40s with his work in the Andy Hardy series.
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Oct 15, 2013 — Bioethicists from Johns Hopkins talked shop with members of the film and television industry. Because a good story is an accurate story, the two groups discussed how to better portray moral medical issues on screen.
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Nov 19, 2012 — W.R. Wilkerson III is apologizing for the trade paper's role in what he calls "Hollywood's holocaust," the blacklist that destroyed the careers of those accused of communist sympathies.
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Nov 1, 2011 — Mindy Kaling's humor is rooted in a type of circular logic that's all her own. Just consider this recent Tweet: "Can everyone buy my book please? I wanna quit the business and homeschool my kids real weird."
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Jul 12, 2010 — Mel Gibson's bankable film star career are over after latest scandal, says LA Times film writer.
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May 14, 2010 — There's this weird thing in the movie business: Almost all movies lose money. Except they don't, really. On today's Planet Money, Edward Jay Epstein, author of The Hollywood Economist, explains the business of movies.
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May 3, 2010 — Some thoughts on the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.
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Jul 10, 2008 — Bringing the war home — to Hollywood.
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