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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.
 
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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.
 
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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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Alabama immigration law

Oct 29, 2013 — Opponents of Alabama's strict immigration law are declaring victory Tuesday, as the state agrees not to pursue key provisions of a measure critics called an endorsement of racial profiling. Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the state's appeal of a ruling that effectively blocked the law.
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Dec 6, 2011 — The law — considered the toughest in the country against illegal immigrants — came back to the spotlight after a Mercedes-Benz executive was arrested when he forgot his passport and license at his hotel. The attorney general is now recommending that some parts are repealed and others rewritten.
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Nov 22, 2011 — Detlev Hager was arrested during a routine traffic stop because he had left his passport at home. The arrest has business leaders asking if the incident will have broader implications for foreign investment in the state.
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Oct 14, 2011 — The federal government and others continue to challenge the law and further rulings await.
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Oct 7, 2011 — One week after a federal judge refused to block key sections of Alabama's new immigration law, the U.S. Department of Justice is asking a federal appeals court to halt the law, saying that it goes against federal powers over immigration.
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Sep 28, 2011 — A federal judge struck down a provision making it a crime for illegal immigrants to work in the state. The judge upheld a provision that allows law enforcement officers to detain those suspected of being in the country illegally.
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