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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 30, 2014 | NPR · An explosion rocked a crowded Gaza market during what was expected to be a lull in the fighting. Earlier in the day a United Nations school was hit by what U.N. officials say was Israeli artillery fire, killing at least 15 people. Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza continues to be fired into Israel.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."
 

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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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Apr 7, 2014 — The parents activated a distress beacon from their 36-foot sailboat en route to the Pacific islands after the girl developed a fever and rash that wouldn't respond to medications.
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Jul 12, 2013 — As he swam for hours in darkness to get help for his family, John Franklin Riggs says, he used lights on shore to guide himself. Two children, his father and his sister were on the boat when it sank.
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May 30, 2013 — The newborn boy's rescue from a pipe below a public toilet captured headlines around the world. Officials now tell local news outlets that the mother is unlikely to face charges. It was an accident, officials believe, that the frightened woman initially lied about.
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May 28, 2013 — An abandoned baby boy was rescued from a sewage pipe in China after becoming lodged in an apartment building's public toilet system Firefighters called to the scene cut out a portion of pipe containing the boy. That section was then rushed to the hospital, where the baby was carefully removed.
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Apr 22, 2013 — A 6-year-old boy's day off from school Friday left him with a vivid story to tell his classmates, after he was seized — and eventually released — by an alligator in South Florida. The attack occurred at a wildlife refuge where the boy's father had taken his son for a canoe ride.
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Oct 30, 2012 — '"It was like swimming in a washing machine," Coast Guard rescue swimmer Daniel Todd says of the effort it took to get to the crew and their life boat. One other crew member died. The ship's captain is missing. The HMS Bounty had been used in many movies.
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