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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 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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Tea Party

Jun 4, 2014 — Political observers declared the Tea Party dead in May after it lost every major GOP primary it contested. Sen. Thad Cochran's performance against his Tea Party rival makes that judgment seem rash.
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Jan 31, 2014 — Some conservatives say the health care law is here to stay. They're urging Republicans to shift their focus from repealing it to changing parts they don't like. The Tea Party wing calls that capitulation. And it's pushing primary challengers against Republicans they say are soft on repeal.
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Dec 24, 2013 — It's been a year of influence, resilience and determination for the tea party. But not all of its actions were successful, and it faces political battles in year ahead — not just with Democrats, but also with the GOP.
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Nov 26, 2013 — The agency came under fire earlier this year for targeting conservative groups. It says new guidelines will make its job easier and give organizations a better sense of what they can and cannot do, and still retain their tax-exempt status.
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Oct 18, 2013 — The conservative firepower behind Mississippi senator's primary election opponent suggests Cochran will need to take the race seriously.
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Oct 16, 2013 — Since 2010, negative views toward the Tea Party have nearly doubled, and the number of "very unfavorable" views of the group has tripled.
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Oct 10, 2013 — The president and a select group of 18 House Republicans are scheduled to go head-to-head at the White House at noon.
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Oct 9, 2013 — Don't expect the president to campaign for Milton Wolf. There's some political distance between Wolf and his cousin in the White House, to put it mildly.
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Oct 9, 2013 — President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner trade barbs, while some federal employees considered "essential" are working without a paycheck.
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Oct 3, 2013 — Polls may show most Americans are unhappy about the shutdown, but for members of the Tea Party and other conservatives, the current clash over the Affordable Care Act is essential.
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