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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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Washington Monument

Nov 8, 2013 — The last time the monument's height was measured was in 1999. And with scaffolding in place for earthquake repairs, engineers have a rare opportunity to take official measurements of the iconic obelisk.
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Jul 9, 2013 — While there's scaffolding so that workers can repair cracks and other damages from the 2011 earthquake, lights will illuminate the monument each evening. For at least the next six months or so, Washington will have a nighttime treat.
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Sep 27, 2011 — They're engineers. They're interested in rock-climbing. They don't mind being uncomfortable. And they've been dangling from the sides of the 555-foot Washington Monument.
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Sep 27, 2011 — Work has begun to have engineers examine, up close, the sides of the Washington Monument to inspect for damage from the Aug. 23 earthquake that shook much of the eastern U.S. There's live video.
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Sep 26, 2011 — Surveillance cameras captured the drama as the monument shook — and shook. Debris started to fall as a ranger ushered visitors to the stairs. The monument remains closed.
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