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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 — Winter weather that doesn't seem to want to end has done its damage to roads across much of the nation. In Michigan, one road-repair crew saw its truck sink into one tough pothole.
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Feb 13, 2014 — Surveillance footage shows the floor opening up beneath some of the iconic cars at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. Other videos, taken with cameras mounted on a small helicopter, show what it's like down in the pit.
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Feb 12, 2014 — No one was injured when the hole opened up before dawn on Wednesday. But fans of the iconic car will be sad to learn that eight special models fell into a pit that's about 30 feet deep.
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Aug 12, 2013 — Vacationers staying in central Florida awoke to crashing sounds Sunday night, as their three-story building began to collapse. A large portion of the structure at a resort in Clermont was pulled into a sinkhole. It seems the process was slow enough that everyone in the building got out safely.
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Jul 4, 2013 — It was quite a surprise Wednesday for Pamela Knox of Toledo when her car dropped beneath a street. Check out the scene.
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Mar 4, 2013 — When a sinkhole swallows a man whole, it's natural to look for answers that explain the tragedy. Can science provide the answers? Commentator Tania Lombrozo says that some explanations are never satisfying.
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Mar 2, 2013 — Rescuers are back at work outside a central Fla. home, testing the edges of the sinkhole to see if they can get close enough to search for Jeff Bush. He fell inside late Thursday night and is feared dead.
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Mar 1, 2013 — The hole opened up under a home's bedroom in Tampa. Two men, brothers, were in the house. One tried to save the other, but wasn't able to keep him from being dragged down into the now 100-foot wide hole. It's feared that the man is dead.
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