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July 24, 2014 | NPR · A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.
 
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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Jul 11, 2014 — An eagle soars above a park in Indonesia. A waterfall in Mexico is seen from high above. Those are two of the best images taken by aerial drones, according to an online contest.
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Jun 27, 2014 — The decision to arm some of the unmanned planes flying over the city was made to protect American advisers deployed to assess the security situation.
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Jun 23, 2014 — The memo explains the administration's legal reasoning for launching a drone attack on an American citizen overseas.
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Jun 12, 2014 — The strikes are the first by the U.S. in nearly six months, and come just days after the Pakistani Taliban staged an audacious attack on Karachi airport, Pakistan's largest.
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Jun 10, 2014 — Under a waiver, energy giant BP will use a drone to conduct surveys over large oil fields in Alaska. FAA regulations ban the commercial use of drones in America's skies.
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Jun 5, 2014 — This is a video filmed by a drone. It also explains the legal fight over where drones can fly, and what they can do.
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May 30, 2014 — There are lots of entrepreneurs who would love to build drone-based businesses. But right now, there's a battle over whether it's legal for drones to take to the sky.
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May 20, 2014 — The document written by David Barron lays out the legal justification for the overseas targeting of American-born terrorist suspects. Its release could clear Barron's nomination to the federal bench.
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May 16, 2014 — The film industry is using drones for movies and commercials, even though federal regulators are still working on rules that would permit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to make money.
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May 12, 2014 — As the price of drones drops, more people are playing around with them in their cities and neighborhoods. This doesn't sit well with a lot of Americans. Are they just paranoid?
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