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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.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Christian Science Monitor reporter Christa Case Bryant tells Renee Montagne why the Israeli army is finding Hamas a more formidable foe now than during the 2009 war.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Oklahoma is experiencing more earthquakes, and some scientists say they're caused by wastewater disposal wells. Linda Wertheimer learns more from energy reporter Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma.
 

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July 31, 2014 | NPR · Israel's military has called up 16,000 more reservists, stoking fears of a widening offensive in Gaza. Aid workers are warning of a growing humanitarian crisis in the region, including a significant displaced population and a potential shortage of drinking water.
 
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.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · A surge of new cases in West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak has health officials worried that the epidemic is getting worse. Sierra Leone, for one, has declared a state of emergency, sending in troops to quarantine some of the hardest hit communities.
 

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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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Mar 26, 2014 — Christopher Miller was jailed in 2000 for robbing a New Jersey shoe store. One day after his release, police say, he returned to the scene of the crime and robbed the store again. He's under arrest.
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Jul 26, 2013 — Three members of a gang that gets its name from the famous movies have now escaped custody. Oh, if only the famous French detective were around to track the down.
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Jun 19, 2013 — Former University of Southern California professor Walter Lee Williams was caught at a Mexican beach town, a day after being placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list on charges of sexual exploitation of children.
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Jun 10, 2013 — Some people believe that the recipient of an organ transplant will take on characteristics of the organ donor. Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers what this reveals about the way we conceptualize ourselves and our bodies.
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Nov 3, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, helping criminals stay out of jail, and Occupy Wall Street protests adapt in Oakland. In the second hour, the best American sports writing for 2011, and the way forward in Afghanistan.
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