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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 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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Sharks

Apr 16, 2014 — A 325 million-year-old fossil find shows that the gill structures of modern sharks are actually quite different from their ancient ancestors.
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Mar 12, 2014 — Probably not just to get to the other side. Thanks to a tracking device, researchers and anyone on the Web have watched as "Lydia" has gone where no great white shark has been tracked before.
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Sep 13, 2013 — Conservationists hailed the move, because Hong Kong represents 50 percent of the shark fin trade. The country said it hoped the policy would raise public awareness about sustainability.
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Sep 13, 2013 — Authorities say the sweet slick has suffocated thousands of fish and could lead to an increase in predator species in the area.
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Jul 15, 2013 — NPR's Russell Lewis got quite a view from the beach Monday as a hammerhead cruised among swimmers. Check the picture he snapped.
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Apr 11, 2013 — Off the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Isaac Brumaghim was reeling in a tuna when a tiger shark grabbed the fish. "It definitely was an adrenaline rush for me," Brumaghim said afterward. Watch what happened.
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Mar 11, 2013 — The CITES convention agrees in principle to limit the trade in five types of shark and two types of manta ray in a crackdown on the trade in shark meat and fins.
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Mar 2, 2013 — The study estimates that 100 million sharks are killed globally every year. Shark populations are especially vulnerable because they do not reproduce quickly or early on in life. New protections are up for consideration at an international conference Sunday.
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Aug 10, 2012 — Shark fin soup is a delicacy, but consumers may not be aware they're eating threatened species. Scientists hope the methods they've devised to trace shark DNA in bowls of soup can help law enforcement officials track contraband in states where sales are illegal.
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Jul 16, 2012 — Five fatal encounters in less than a year — usually there is one a year off Australia — have raised alarms. Some wonder whether great whites should be culled.
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