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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 · 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.
 
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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Oct 3, 2012 — Watchdogs will be paying close attention to what President Obama and Mitt Romney say. There are several outlets to choose from if you want to see what the fact checkers are saying.
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Sep 7, 2012 — From claims about deficit reduction and job creation to things Mitt Romney has said about Russia and Detroit, the Democratic ticket twisted a few words here and there, independent watchdogs say.
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Sep 7, 2012 — Ann Dunham's fight with an insurance company before her death in 1995 is under scrutiny once more. And this time, a few words may tell a different tale.
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Sep 6, 2012 — While independent watchdogs aren't slamming Democrats for fudging the facts, they are finding some problems with what was said Wednesday by the former president and others on the convention stage in Charlotte, N.C.
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Sep 5, 2012 — Just as on the nights of the Republican National Convention, independent fact checkers spent the first night of the Democratic National Convention listening for claims that don't add up — and found them.
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Aug 31, 2012 — The Republican presidential nominee is being faulted for saying President Obama went on an "apology tour" and for things he claimed about Obama's tax and Medicare policies. But overall, independent fact checkers aren't finding many problems.
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Aug 30, 2012 — There are claims flying back and forth today over whether Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has falsely accused President Obama of breaking a promise to make sure a GM plant in Ryan's hometown stayed open. Let's look at the facts.
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Aug 30, 2012 — On Medicare, the stimulus and a story about the GM plant in his hometown, the GOP vice presidential nominee got some facts wrong, according to the news outlets and nonpartisan watchdogs that parse politicians' words.
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