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August 1, 2014 | NPR · House Republicans are delaying their August recess, sticking around Washington to try passing a bill meant to address the border crisis. Democrats and President Obama have already voiced their opposition to the bill on the table.
 
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the beleaguered border bill in the House and the shattered cease-fire in Gaza.
 
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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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haboob

Jul 25, 2014 — The storm is commonly referred to as a haboob, from the Arabic word for an intense summer dust storm. Today's storm hit in time to complicate the Friday afternoon commute.
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Aug 13, 2012 — Haboobs — huge dust storms — are hitting the city more often than they used to. Scorching temperatures, even by Arizona standards, and unusually dry conditions are combining to create more of the dirt clouds.
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Oct 18, 2011 — When a "haboob" blew through Monday, the skies quickly went dark. Locals say it was the biggest such storm in memory.
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Aug 19, 2011 — It's the third time this summer that a massive cloud has rolled over the area. News cameras captured dramatic footage.
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Jul 19, 2011 — Rupert and James Murdoch will testify before British lawmakers, and so will former News International executive Rebekah Brooks; House lawmakers will vote on a balanced budget amendment today; heat grips the central U.S.; another dust storm strikes Phoenix
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