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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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May 12, 2014 — A visit to one of the greatest art museums in the world, a piece of engaging theater, and a book about Hollywood raise nested questions about art, commerce and love.
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Dec 24, 2013 — Pamela Thomas grew up during the 1970s watching cartoons that featured African-American characters. Now, she relives her childhood Saturday mornings through her collection of black animation art on display at the Museum of UnCut Funk!
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Jul 19, 2013 — How does a creative kid keep going in a spirit-squashing world of the familiar? We have some ideas.
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Jun 13, 2013 — When parents aren't sure how to approach a difficult subject, they sometimes turn to other media — and Linda Ellerbee is happy to lend a hand. She's been the host of Nickelodeon's NickNews for 22 years, and her one rule of thumb is don't dumb it down.
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Apr 16, 2013 — Two art museums in Boston are offering free admission Tuesday in the wake of the explosions at the Boston Marathon. They hope that residents will find comfort and community.
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Nov 13, 2012 — Emma Miller looks at a new documentary about Gregory Crewdson, whose photographs are created with the care taken by a filmmaker.
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Oct 15, 2012 — You may think you don't know the work of artist Wayne White, but if you watched videos or Pee-Wee's Playhouse, you probably do. In a new documentary, he talks about creativity and being a tough fit for the art world.
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Oct 11, 2012 — A 50th anniversary book brings the gory Mars Attacks out from under soft nostalgic memory.
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Jul 27, 2012 — We walk gingerly up to the topic of The Movie and The Shootings, then turn to this summer's Olympic Games and the thoughts they inspire. Then as always, several things make us happy.
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Apr 4, 2012 — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have now had their likenesses done in wax. But what are the advantages of this star treatment?
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