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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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Gen. John Allen

Feb 19, 2013 — He had been on track to be the top NATO commander in Europe. But the White House says Allen needs to "address health issues within his family." Allen was recently cleared of wrongdoing related to email messages he exchanged with a Florida woman.
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Jan 23, 2013 — Allen's nomination was put on hold after he was entangled in the extramarital affair scandal that led to the resignation of CIA Chief David Petraeus.
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Jan 22, 2013 — Allen was implicated in the scandal when an investigation found potentially inappropriate emails sent by Allen. The investigation by the Inspector General found the allegations were "unsubstantiated."
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Nov 15, 2012 — The former CIA director will speak to Congress about events in the Benghazi attack, while Paula Broadwell, the military reserve intelligence official, loses her security clearance after classified information turns up in her possession.
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Nov 14, 2012 — Through a lawyer, Allen, who is ensnared in the sex scandal that forced the resignation of the CIA chief, said he hopes to answer questions "as completely and quickly as possible."
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Nov 14, 2012 — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has been caught up in the scandal surrounding former CIA Director David Petraeus. But the Pentagon chief cautioned today that Allen may not have done anything inappropriate.
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Nov 13, 2012 — The stunning resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, a retired 4-star general, has been followed by an investigation into potentially inappropriate communications between Gen. John Allen and a woman in Tampa.
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Nov 13, 2012 — The investigation into the former CIA director's extramarital affair has now ensnared the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. Investigators found thousands of communications between Gen. John Allen and a Tampa woman. He says they were not inappropriate. The sordid story is getting confusing.
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Oct 9, 2012 — Gen. Joseph Dunford will be nominated to succeed Gen. John Allen as the top commander in Afghanistan, according to a defense official familiar with the decision. Allen is to become head of the U.S. European Command.
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Aug 23, 2012 — Most Afghans realize that the presence of U.S. and coalition forces has "literally reshaped their country after decades of war and conflict," says Ambassador James Cunningham. Also: A top general says stress of fasting during Ramadan may be factor in "green on blue" attacks.
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