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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 23, 2014 | NPR · The remains of passengers of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight arrived in the Netherlands, on what has been a national day of mourning. Most of those killed in the jet that was brought down over Ukraine were Dutch. Robert Siegel talks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times, who is in the Netherlands.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.
 
July 23, 2014 | NPR · An uncontacted Amazonian tribe has ended its isolation in Brazil. Fiona Watson, the field and research director for Survival International, explains why this tribal people left its village.
 

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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 4, 2012 — Today, their paintings hang in the White House. But in the 1960s, they sold them, often still wet, from the trunks of their cars.
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Nov 23, 2011 — The tabloids — with names such as Cellmates, Jailbirds, Just Busted — show mug shots of those arrested every week in different cities around the country. In Little Rock, Ark., The Slammer sells some 7,000 copies a week. But law enforcement says it doesn't help solve crimes — and others call it voyeuristic and exploitative.
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May 19, 2011 — Roughly 1 in 3 adult Americans is now obese. And ground zero for the nation's obesity battle is Mississippi — where 7 of 10 adults in the state are either overweight or obese. The problem is most pronounced in Holmes County — the poorest and heaviest in the state.
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Jan 12, 2014 — Centennial Baptist Church in Helena, Ark., has deep roots in the African-American community. But poverty and other concerns in this Delta town have made raising restoration funds difficult.
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Jan 1, 2013 — There's no way to really generalize what it's like to be gay in the South. But to get an idea, we spent a day with Chad Griffin — the newest president of a Washington-based gay rights group — as he spent his first day on the job in his hometown of Arkadelphia, Ark.
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Jul 5, 2012 — When the officials at a Florida prison realized who Al Black was, they gave him a paintbrush and the walls as a canvas.
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Jun 27, 2012 — They are credited with churning out some 200,000 landscape paintings in the area of Fort Pierce, Fla., since the 1960s. And a teenager named Alfred Hair was the mastermind behind the whole operation.
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May 11, 2012 — The last installment of a weeklong look at up-and-coming photographers in the South.
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May 10, 2012 — For an enclave of communities in western Mississippi, rich cultural roots don't always translate to prosperity. The history is storied, the times are tough, and life goes on.
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May 9, 2012 — Photographer Tammy Mercure has a humorous take on everything the Great Smoky Mountains have to offer — in case natural beauty isn't enough.
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