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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 22, 2014 | NPR · Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
 

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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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Jul 20, 2014 — Back pain is common. Nearly all of us have at least one episode in our lives, and two-thirds of us will have it repeatedly. Exercise, though it may seem counterintuitive, is often the best medicine.
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Mar 18, 2014 — In 2010, 15 percent of people who went to the doctor for a headache got a brain scan, even though the vast majority of headaches aren't symptoms of something seriously wrong.
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Feb 20, 2014 — CT scans are good at finding cancer, but their hefty dose of X-rays increases the risk of future cancers. Children are especially vulnerable. A new form of MRI can find tumors without radiation.
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Jun 19, 2013 — Some people exposed to tainted steroid injections in last year's meningitis outbreak had slow-moving spinal infections that escaped detection until they had MRI scans. Many of the people didn't have symptoms, or thought the pain was due to their longstanding back problems.
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Nov 30, 2012 — Radiologists have an image problem with patients. Many of them don't know who the doctors are or what they do. A survey finds that only about half of patients receiving CT scans even knew radiologists are doctors.
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Nov 15, 2012 — Scientists have found rappers and jazz musicians use their brains in similar ways when it comes to improvisation. Brain scans show distinct differences in which parts of the brain are most active during rap performances of memorized pieces compared with those that are done freestyle.
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Dec 1, 2011 — Maybe you didn't need that MRI, but your doctor did. Scans are more likely to find no problems if doctors make money from the MRI, a study concludes. Congress and the states have tried to crack down on doctors self-referring to scanners they own, but the practice continues to drive up health care costs.
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Aug 24, 2011 — The latest Medicare data show that doctors frequently order MRI scans for patients with back pain before trying recommended treatments such as physical therapy.
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