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Israel Resumes Gaza Offensive As Hamas Offers New Cease-Fire

Sun, 2014-07-27 00:08

A proposed 24-hour extension to Saturday's humanitarian cease-fire didn't last past Sunday morning. Hamas, which rejected that truce, says it is now willing to accept a new cease-fire.

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Volunteer Recap: A Summer With Her Mind On The Toilet

Sat, 2014-07-26 13:13

Dionna Fry spent last summer in Ethiopia, finding out how the locals liked a new kind of latrine that reduces the risk of disease — and can turn waste into fertilizer for a fruit tree.

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The Long History Of The Gaza Tunnels

Sat, 2014-07-26 12:15

Alexander the Great complained about the tunnels under Gaza during his siege of the area in 332 BC. They are still an issue today as the Israelis and Palestinians slug it out.

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Ukrainian Troops Said Poised To Retake Rebel-Held Donetsk

Sat, 2014-07-26 11:34

Kiev's forces have been advancing on key rebel stronghold in hopes of forcing a collapse of the separatist movement.

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Vincenzo Nibali Set For Tour De France Victory

Sat, 2014-07-26 10:13

The 29-year-old cyclist will become the first Italian to wear the yellow jersey into Paris since Marco Pantani in 1998. This year's event was marked by favorites dropping out early on.

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Barrel Bomb Attacks Devastate Iraqi Families

Sat, 2014-07-26 09:03

Rights workers say civilians are being killed by government attacks with so-called barrel bombs — the crude weapons made famous in Syria's current conflict.

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North Korea Reportedly Tests Short-Range Ballistic Missile

Sat, 2014-07-26 08:24

It is the latest in a slew of missile tests conducted by North Korea in recent weeks in the lead up to the 61st anniversary of the signing of the an armistice that halted fighting in the Korean War.

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U.N.: Second Black Box Found At Algerian Airliner Crash Site

Sat, 2014-07-26 05:41

The data recorder was recovered from the Air Algerie AH5017 debris field in southern Mali. Investigators are linking Thursday's crash that killed 118 to bad weather.

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Tech Week: Industry Diversity, Digital Afterlives, Net Neutrality

Sat, 2014-07-26 05:22

The roundup: Twitter released a scorecard showing that its workforce is largely male and white. And what happens to our digital stuff after we log off for the last time?

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Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

Sat, 2014-07-26 05:08

A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn."

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U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya Shut Down Amid Fighting

Sat, 2014-07-26 04:40

The State Department says personnel are being moved to an alternate location amid an escalation of fighting among rival militant factions in the capital, Tripoli.

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NFL Faces Criticism Over Ray Rice Suspension From Ravens

Sat, 2014-07-26 04:34

It was a controversial week for the National Football League. Bloomberg's Kavitha Davidson brings NPR's Scott Simon up to date.

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Bel Kaufman Took Us 'Up The Down Staircase'

Sat, 2014-07-26 04:34

Bel Kaufman was a public school teacher who revealed what the New York public schools were really like. She died Friday, in Manhattan, at the age of 103. NPR's Scott Simon has this remembrance.

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Lover's Letters To President Harding Pushed German Cause

Sat, 2014-07-26 04:34

Newly-released love letters from President Warren Harding to his mistress make some wonder whether she was trying to influence foreign policy. NPR's Scott Simon talks to historian Jim Robenalt.

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Congress Leaves Town Next Week, But Will Anyone Notice?

Sat, 2014-07-26 04:34

Next week is Congress's last before summer recess, which is often when a flurry of bills are pushed through Congress. This year, not so much, NPR's Ron Elving tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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Is Hezbollah Hesitant To Help Hamas?

Sat, 2014-07-26 04:34

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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Citizen Evidence Lab Separates Truth From Fiction In Viral Videos

Sat, 2014-07-26 04:34

When a grainy video of human rights abuse goes viral, how do you know it's real? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Christoph Koettl, of the Citizen Evidence Lab, which helps users verify videos and photos.

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If All The Ice Melts, What Happens To Hockey?

Sat, 2014-07-26 04:34

A report from the National Hockey League says climate change could threaten the sport's future. NPR's Scott Simon talks to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman about the league's sustainability plan.

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A Closer Look At A World In Crisis

Sat, 2014-07-26 04:34

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, about the confluence of global crises taking place around the world.

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Israel And Hamas Pause While Kerry Negotiates In Paris

Sat, 2014-07-26 04:34

NPR's Emily Harris reports from Gaza, where a temporary ceasefire is in effect.

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