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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Steve Inskeep talks with Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales, who's in Washington to help find a solution to the thousands of Central American children arriving at the U.S. border.
 
July 25, 2014 | WBUR · Massachusetts is offering to house hundreds of unaccompanied minors who've been detained crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the proposed sites is on Cape Cod, but residents are blasting the plan.
 
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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 24, 2014 | NPR · If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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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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Nov 19, 2013 — After he ran out of food during Hurricane Sandy, New York artist Tattfoo Tan vowed to be better prepared for future climate-related disasters. His latest art installation features meals made from dehydrated vegetables that will last one year on the shelf.
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Apr 16, 2013 — These days hospitals drill for mass casualty disasters like the explosions at Monday's Boston Marathon. But when it happened for real, the first response was disbelief. Then the victims began arriving. Doctors say they were confronted with the kinds of IED injuries that U.S. troops have gotten in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Jan 29, 2013 — The American College of Emergency Physicians and FEMA are hoping to teach children what to do before, during, and after disasters using their online game, Disaster Hero.
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Oct 27, 2012 — Forecasters warn the hurricane will merge with a bad storm system coming in from the west and cold weather descending from Canada - all will combine with a full moon Monday night, creating one of the worst storms in recent years.
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Sep 28, 2012 — The list of items that early Antarctic explorers like Sir Ernest Shackleton and Robert F. Scott packed in their medical kits reads like a "witch's grimoire." Along with strange items like fish swim bladders and 'gold-beater's skin" were psycho-active drugs believed to be medically useful.
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Jul 10, 2012 — The public health gurus are using weddings as teachable moments for disaster preparedness. Plan ahead, prepare an emergency kit, and stay informed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises. But that's just the beginning.
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May 19, 2011 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has seized on the idea of a zombie apocalypse as a way to get Americans to prepare for more likely natural disasters, ranging from floods to earthquakes.
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Mar 31, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, preparing for the unimaginable, and criticism over coverage of an alleged sexual assault. In the second hour, paying for college, and guitarist Joe Robinson.
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