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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.
 
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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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Jul 10, 2014 — The country's National Council on Problem Gambling has been airing a cautionary spot featuring a boy whose father wagers his son's savings on Germany.
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Jul 9, 2014 — Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in penalty kicks in their World Cup semifinal. The two sides were 0-0 at the end of extra time. Argentina plays Germany in the final on Sunday.
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Jul 8, 2014 — Brazil, without striker Neymar, was in shambles. Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos scored two goals each for Germany, and Miroslav Klose became the highest goal scorer in World Cup history.
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Jul 8, 2014 — Referee Mark Geiger is making history with his selection as the fourth official in the game between Brazil and Germany. It's the first time a U.S. referee has been used this late in a World Cup.
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Jul 5, 2014 — Netherlands finally ended Costa Rica's impressive run at the World Cup, but it wasn't without a fight. They will face Argentina in the semifinals, who defeated Belgium 1-0 earlier on Saturday.
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Jul 4, 2014 — Brazil ended Colombia's Cinderella story on Friday with a 2-1 win to advance to the World Cup semifinals. On Tuesday Brazil will face Germany, who defeated France 1-0 in the quarterfinal.
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Jun 30, 2014 — The Uruguayan striker was banned by FIFA for biting Italian player Giorgio Chiellini in last week's World Cup soccer game.
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Jun 27, 2014 — In the David and Goliath match, American fans dominated the cheering section.
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Jun 26, 2014 — The U.S. plays its final game in group play against Germany. NPR's Russell Lewis, in the Brazilian seaside city of Recife, explains what's at stake — and why the game is likely to be a great one.
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Jun 18, 2014 — Spain, a tournament favorite, lost 2-0 to outsiders Chile in group play of the soccer tournament Wednesday. Chile now advances to the next stage, along with the Netherlands, who beat Australia 3-2.
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