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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.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · An explosion rocked a crowded Gaza market during what was expected to be a lull in the fighting. Earlier in the day a United Nations school was hit by what U.N. officials say was Israeli artillery fire, killing at least 15 people. Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza continues to be fired into Israel.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.
 
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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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the moon

Jul 20, 2014 — On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11's Lunar Module, Eagle, touched down in the moon's Sea of Tranquility, marking humankind's first journey to another world.
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Jun 24, 2014 — Here are a couple of amazing videos showing what the Earth's sky would look like if some of the solar system's most familiar bodies orbited our planet at close range.
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Jun 6, 2014 — An examination of rocks collected by Apollo astronauts shows a peculiar type of oxygen indicating a massive collision between Earth and another object 4.5 billion years ago that formed the moon.
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Apr 15, 2014 — The view was great across much of the Americas early Tuesday as the moon turned red during a total lunar eclipse. If you missed it, the next one comes on Oct. 8.
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Apr 14, 2014 — The weather may play havoc with the sky-watching on the East Coast, though much of the Midwest and West ought to get a good view.
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Oct 23, 2013 — A NASA mission to the moon has completed the first high-bandwidth space-to-ground communication using a laser. This is a big upgrade from the radio systems now in use and could potentially revolutionize deep-space communication.
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Sep 7, 2013 — The LADEE spacecraft, which began its trip to the moon last night in a launch on Virginia's coast, ran into some mechanical problems, NASA says. But officials say the robotic probe remains on track to reach the moon next month.
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Sep 12, 2012 — Our lives are based on conventions that seem rock solid when they aren't, at least in comparison with cosmic time-scales. The duration of a day changes in time, determined by the gyrations of the Earth-Moon pair.
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Aug 29, 2012 — Neil Armstrong's passing brings back vivid memories of the first moon landing. It also reminds commentator Marcelo Gleiser of the strong links between science and science-fiction.
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Jul 24, 2012 — Left to other real or imagined urgencies, the singular sense of purpose and promise that space exploration brings can be easily put off until next year, next election, next budget cycle. Eventually, it may be forgotten altogether.
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