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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 · Vice President Joe Biden 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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'This American Moment'

Oct 21, 2008 — Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as a U.S. Secretary of State, talks about the significance of this moment in American history. Albright's new book, Memo to the President explores how to restore America's reputation and leadership.
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Oct 15, 2008 — Douglas Wilder became the first African American to be elected governor of a U.S state when he was elected in Virginia in 1989. Now, nearly two decades later, he discusses parallels between his historic race for Virgina's State House and Barack Obama's bid for the White House.
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Oct 2, 2008 — In this installment of the This American Moment series, Eboo Patel, director of the Interfaith Youth Core, discusses his efforts to promote religious pluralism among young people. Patel believes that this type of mutual respect and understanding is the "big idea of our time."
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Oct 1, 2008 — Peggy Noonan, a former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, weighs in on the historical significance of the 2008 presidential election.
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Sep 25, 2008 — Under the leadership of civil rights activist Raul Yzaguirre, the National Council of La Raza grew into a major Latino advocacy organization in the United States. In the latest installment of This American Moment, Yzaguirre weighs in on what is at stake in the 2008 presidential election.
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Sep 22, 2008 — Barack Obama has already broken countless racial barriers in his historic run for America's highest office. In this installment of the "This American Moment" series, Randall Kennedy talks about what it would mean if Obama lost the election.
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Sep 18, 2008 — Ralph Reed, Republican political strategist and former executive director of the Christian Coalition, talks about what this moment in political history means for him.
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Sep 10, 2008 — Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Diaz talks about what this moment in American politics means to him. Born in the Dominican Republic, Diaz is the author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and the fiction editor of The Boston Review.
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Sep 3, 2008Talk of the Nation continues its series on the significance of this moment in the nation's history. John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, shares his thoughts on the 2008 presidential election.
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Sep 2, 2008 — As Republicans gather in St. Paul, Minn. for the Republican National Convention, Talk of the Nation continues its series on the significance of this moment in the nation's history. Two young conservatives, Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam, explain what this election means to them.
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