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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.
 
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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Ted Cruz

Dec 24, 2013 — It's been a year of influence, resilience and determination for the tea party. But not all of its actions were successful, and it faces political battles in year ahead — not just with Democrats, but also with the GOP.
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Sep 25, 2013 — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, stood up to oppose the president's health care law. His talkathon began Tuesday afternoon and ended at noon Wednesday.
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Sep 19, 2013 — After pressuring his House GOP colleagues to stick their necks out and only support spending bills that defund Obamacare, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz conceded Wednesday that their plan had no chance of getting through the Senate.
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Aug 20, 2013 — The news surrounding the Texas senator's place of birth has rekindled a familiar constitutional debate over who is eligible to run for president.
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Aug 20, 2013 — The Dallas Morning News reported Cruz holds dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship. In a statement, Cruz, who's been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, announced plans to give up his Canadian citizenship.
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Mar 16, 2013 — At their annual conference, conservative activists chose the Kentucky senator as their pick to be the next Republican presidential nominee. The vote came ahead of the keynote speech by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a rising star in the GOP.
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Aug 1, 2012 — The governor's choice for U.S. Senate, David Dewhurst, was bulldozed by Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz. The reversal in Perry's fortunes should chasten all who try to predict political outcomes.
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Jul 30, 2012 — The Tea Party is going all out on Tuesday in Texas on behalf of Ted Cruz, a former state solicitor general who is battling Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the GOP Senate primary.
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