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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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Sen. Mitch McConnell

May 21, 2014 — While GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell's strategy is to attack Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes as a tool of her national party, she's seeking to put the senator on the defensive over women's issues.
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May 20, 2014 — Sen. Mitch McConnell's large victory in Kentucky suggested that he could have a fairly unified party behind him come November.
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Mar 26, 2014 — If a politician from Iowa is going to commit a gaffe, it's probably best if it doesn't involve farmers. And in Kentucky, stay away from college basketball-related blunders.
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Jan 10, 2014 — Just as the Senate seemed to descend into another round of partisan gridlock, this time over extending emergency jobless benefits, the arrival of a surprisingly weak December jobs report raised the pressure on lawmakers to act.
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Dec 9, 2013 — If the Obama administration winds up losing a Supreme Court case challenging President Obama's recess appointments, the Senate back story could make the win especially gratifying for Republicans.
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Nov 21, 2013 — By changing the Senate rules to require a simple majority instead of a supermajority for most nominations, Democrats acted on a threat each party has aimed at the other for nearly a decade.
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Nov 1, 2013 — The Senate showdown over the first of three pending nominees for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seems to be less about her ideology and more about President Obama's.
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Oct 29, 2013 — If Democrat turned independent Ed Marksberry is able to capture even a small percentage of the anti-Mitch McConnell vote, that could spell trouble in a red state where Democrats have little room for error.
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Oct 18, 2013 — Two days after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell helped broker a deal to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, the Senate Conservatives Fund announced it will support his GOP primary election challenger in Kentucky.
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Oct 17, 2013 — What we learned: Obama wasn't bluffing, the House GOP is ungovernable and Republicans blew a golden opportunity to direct attention to the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
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