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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 22, 2014 | NPR · Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
 

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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 23, 2014 — To celebrate the 50th anniversary of A Hard Day's Night, a spectacular restoration is in theaters and on DVD. The black-and-white photography of the Beatles is gorgeous, and the movie isn't half bad.
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Jul 18, 2014 — Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here feels like a spiritual descendant to his Garden State. As much as it shares his sensibilities, it also shares some of the earlier film's weaknesses.
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Jul 17, 2014 — The wildly creative director Michel Gondry takes a couple through the perfect love story and what comes after in his latest visually inventive film.
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Jul 17, 2014 — The very silly I Origins is ultimately not successful in spinning puns about eyes into mind-blowing epiphanies.
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Jul 11, 2014 — Richard Linklater's new film took 12 years to make and tracks the actual youth and adolescence of its lead actor. Critic Bob Mondello says Boyhood is a rich and resonant portrait of real life.
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Jul 11, 2014Boyhood is about a boy in Texas whose parents have separated. Filmed over 12 years, audiences watch him grow up — and his worldview evolve. The cumulative power of the movie is tremendous.
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Jul 11, 2014 — If you want apes, you've come to the right place. The latest in the franchise, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, shows us masses of intelligent apes swarming the screen as masters of all they survey.
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Jul 10, 2014 — The light travel picture follows two friends through a series of adventures that aren't surprising, exactly, but that have significant simple pleasures to offer.
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Jul 10, 2014 — The first fully successful summer blockbuster of the year is Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the new chapter in a successful reboot that focuses on societies, human and otherwise.
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Jul 10, 2014 — Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, officially banned from making movies, explores confinement, despair and cinematic structure in his latest project.
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