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July 31, 2014 | NPR · In Gaza, the price of drinking water has soared, there's little electricity — and another shortage is beginning: people displaced by the fighting are waiting in long lines to get food.
 
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.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Oklahoma is experiencing more earthquakes, and some scientists say they're caused by wastewater disposal wells. Linda Wertheimer learns more from energy reporter Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma.
 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · An explosion rocked a crowded Gaza market during what was expected to be a lull in the fighting. Earlier in the day a United Nations school was hit by what U.N. officials say was Israeli artillery fire, killing at least 15 people. Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza continues to be fired into Israel.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."
 

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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 30, 2014 — House Republicans say that the president has overstepped the bounds of his executive authority. President Obama dismissed the move as a "political stunt."
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Jul 30, 2014 — Israel's army declared a humanitarian cease-fire on Wednesday but said it did not apply to all areas. A market that Palestinians had thought was safe was hit, killing 17 and wounding dozens more.
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Jul 30, 2014 — The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who are unable to access VA services to see private doctors.
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Jul 30, 2014 — A jury had found the bank liable for fraud related to mortgages sold by its Countrywide Financial unit last October. Bank of America may appeal.
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Jul 30, 2014 — Both the Commerce Department and the Federal Reserve gave the economy good marks after years of slack performance. The Fed still frets about jobs but generally is upbeat, predicting "moderate" growth.
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Jul 30, 2014 — Republicans in the House voted to allow Speaker John Boehner to sue President Obama. They believe the president has overstepped his constitutional authority.
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Jul 30, 2014 — Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.
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Jul 30, 2014 — A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."
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Jul 30, 2014 — Though officials say that this wildfire season has been tamer than average, responding to these fires has been costly. Now, the Obama administration is re-evaluating how it pays for fighting them.
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Jul 30, 2014 — Arthur T. Demoulas, chief executive of the New England grocery chain Market Basket, was pushed out by his cousin in a boardroom struggle. Protesting employees have brought business to a standstill.
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