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July 24, 2014 | NPR · A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.
 
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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Patriot Act

Jun 15, 2013 — A secret court has issued a secret opinion that says yes. We asked legal scholars to look at the law and explain whether they think the National Security Agency's data-collection program is supported by the statute.
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Jun 11, 2013 — The ACLU claims the government's surveillance violates the Constitution's guarantee of free speech, association and privacy.
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Jun 6, 2013 — In 2011, the then-assistant attorney general argued that Congress was kept well informed about the system to secretly collect information.
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Mar 16, 2012 — Democrats Ron Wyden and Mark Udall are pressing the Justice Department to reveal more about some key provisions of the Act and how it interprets them.
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May 27, 2011 — TOLPresident Obama's authorization of an aide back in Washington to use an autopen to affix his signature to the bill extending the Patriot Act while he's in Europe is being challenged by a Republican House member. But he seems to strong support for his actions from the Bush administration.
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Feb 9, 2011 — Boehner was philosophical about losing the vote to extend several Patriot Act provisions. And he blamed Democrats, many of whom voted for the extension last year when the House was led by Democrats. This time they refused to give Boehner the victory.
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Feb 9, 2011 — House GOP leaders had their worst loss since taking over the chamber last month with the failure of lawmakers to pass an extension of parts of the Patriot Act. Some Tea Party lawmakers joined other Republicans and many Democrats to oppose the extension.
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Feb 9, 2011 — The case of a U.S. Embassy employee accused of murder in Pakistan threatens to spin out of control amid mounting U.S. pressure for his release and public anger over what is seen as another example of American impunity.
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