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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 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 30, 2014 | NPR · A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."
 

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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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Jun 4, 2013 — New data about the tornado, which has been blamed for 18 deaths, was released Tuesday. Its intensity was upgraded to the maximum of EF5, and the weather agency says its winds reached 295 miles an hour.
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Feb 9, 2013 — The hype surrounding major storms follows a predictable pattern — plenty of buildup and panic before it peaks, plateaus and peters out. Could this kind of hype cycle have consequences for storm victims?
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Dec 19, 2012 — The powerful winter storm has prompted avalanche warnings in Utah, and blizzard watches in the Plains states. Travelers are advised to watch for airline delays.
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Oct 18, 2012 — The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center has released its winter outlook. It says chances are good that some parts of the nation hit hard this year by dry and drought-like conditions won't be getting a "normal" amount of precipitation.
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Jun 30, 2012 — High temperatures cooked up storms that lashed the Eastern U.S. overnight, and more than 2 million homes lost power. Friday, heat hit record highs around the country.
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Jun 30, 2012 — Friday's record-setting heat and brutal storms left much of the Midwest and Eastern U.S. cleaning up damage and waiting for crews to restore power on Saturday. More heat and more storms are on the way, too.
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Apr 13, 2012 — Dangerous storms are expected from north central Texas up through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa and as far east as Wisconsin.
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May 24, 2011 — Already struggling to recover from Sunday's devastating tornado that killed more than 100 people, residents of Joplin, Mo., have more severe weather to worry about later today.
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Apr 28, 2011 — The National Weather Service's Storm Reports page tells a lot about how far-reaching the severe weather, which left at least 200 people dead, was on Wednesday.
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Apr 27, 2011 — The National Weather Service has issued a rare storm warning, saying the Midwest and South are at risk of deadly tornadoes today. April, 2011 could set a record for tornado activity.
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