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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 31, 2014 | NPR · The day began with Israel's military calling up 16,000 more reservists, stoking fears of a widening offensive in Gaza; it ended with a 72-hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Nearly a month into the war in Gaza, pollsters have been taking a look at how attitudes in the region have changed among Israelis and Palestinians.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · A surge of new cases in West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak has health officials worried that the epidemic is getting worse. Sierra Leone, for one, has declared a state of emergency, sending in troops to quarantine some of the hardest hit communities.
 

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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 12, 2014 — Born Ruby Ann Wallace, she grew up writing poetry in Harlem and went on to become a playwright, activist, journalist and one of the most prominent actresses of her time. She died Wednesday at 91.
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Apr 11, 2014 — Revered by other musicians, Winchester began recording in 1970. He had a hit of his own with "Say What." Artists such as Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Elvis Costello covered his songs. He was 69.
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Mar 27, 2014 — Beginning with Nixon, he served three presidents in Cabinet-level positions and was regarded as a "hawkish and erudite" thinker on economics and national security. Schlesinger was 85.
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Mar 14, 2014 — Walter Williams, 78, was declared dead in February. The news about how he started to move while on an embalming table in Mississippi went viral. Now, authorities say they're sure he really has died.
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Mar 7, 2014 — John was the first major league pitcher to have the arm-saving surgery that has since saved many careers. The surgeon, Dr. Frank Jobe, died on Thursday. He was 88.
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Feb 28, 2014 — The coroner says he took the man's pulse and put him in a body bag only to be surprised when he put the 78-year-old on the embalming table.
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Feb 24, 2014 — An inspiration to many younger comedians and directors, he leaves behind work on other hit films, including Caddyshack, Stripes and National Lampoon's Animal House.
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Feb 24, 2014 — Alice Herz-Sommer survived two years in a Nazi camp. She performed for prisoners and said music saved her life. Her longevity, Herz-Sommer said, was due to an amazingly positive view of the world.
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Feb 21, 2014 — The veteran newsman, who reported from countries around the world and moderated NBC's Meet the Press, was 74.
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Feb 11, 2014 — Her singing and dancing in movies charmed millions during the Great Depression, when she was the top box-office draw. After leaving show business, Temple (known in her private life as Shirley Temple Black) was an ambassador. She represented the nation at the U.N. and in Prague during the Cold War.
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