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July 23, 2014 | NPR · A number of major airlines have suspended service to and from Tel Aviv as the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza intensifies. That's leaving passengers to find other arrangements.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · The vice president has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Congress is supposed to hold U.S. spy agencies accountable. But as Edward Snowden's disclosures revealed, intelligence officials have not always provided a full or accurate picture.
 

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July 23, 2014 | NPR · The remains of passengers of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight arrived in the Netherlands, on what has been a national day of mourning. Most of those killed in the jet that was brought down over Ukraine were Dutch. Robert Siegel talks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times, who is in the Netherlands.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.
 
July 23, 2014 | NPR · An uncontacted Amazonian tribe has ended its isolation in Brazil. Fiona Watson, the field and research director for Survival International, explains why this tribal people left its village.
 

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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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Hurricane Irene

Oct 30, 2012 — Sandy, which knocked out power to some 8 million people in 18 states, painted a bull's-eye on the oldest and most fragile part of the nation's power grid. Engineering experts say the grid is inherently vulnerable even as damaging weather events seem to be occurring more frequently.
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Sep 2, 2011We're with the East Coast whiners. There was serious impact. But the talk of the nation remains divided on the news media's handling.
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Sep 2, 2011 — While hundreds of thousands of people are still working to recover from last weekend's major weather event (Hurricane Irene) residents of Louisiana, Mississippi and neighboring states are preparing for a tropical storm.
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Sep 1, 2011 — "Look in the eyes of Vermonters who've lost their homes, who've lost their businesses, who've seen their husbands and children killed by the storm and see the kind of response that FEMA is giving us," says Democrat Peter Shumlin.
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Sep 1, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the future of Afghanistan, and the media coverage of Hurricane Irene. In the second hour, the author of Blur talks about the blurred line between news and spin, and what can be learned from romantic comedies.
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Sep 1, 2011 — FEMA chief tells The Wall Street Journal that one way to gauge a disaster's damage is to track how quickly Waffle House restaurants reopen.
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Aug 31, 2011 — At this point the roads are only for use by emergency vehicles and National Guard delivery trucks. Helicopters will continue to bring supplies to stricken communities.
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Aug 31, 2011 — When the New York City mayor switched to Spanish during his Hurricane Irene-related news conferences, many found his efforts rather amusing. And they've flocked to Twitter to have some fun at his expense. Bloomberg, or @ElBloombito, is OK with that.
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Aug 31, 2011 — The idea that money spent on fixing the billions in damages will be good for the overall economy is known as the "broken window fallacy," Planet Money's Adam Davidson says. In reality, spending is just shifted around.
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Aug 30, 2011 — Meanwhile, flood waters are still rising in several Northeastern states. Vermont has been hit particularly hard.
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