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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 remains of passengers of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight arrived in the Netherlands, on what has been a national day of mourning. Most of those killed in the jet that was brought down over Ukraine were Dutch. Robert Siegel talks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times, who is in the Netherlands.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.
 
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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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Civil War

Jul 3, 2013 — Tooth-breaking crackers infested with bugs. Ramrod rolls cooked on gun parts. Fake coffee made of peanuts and chicory. At Gettysburg and elsewhere, the rations faced by soldiers on both sides of the Civil War would make most of us want to surrender in dismay.
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Apr 24, 2013 — The Syrian government and rebels blamed each other for the destruction of the minaret of the 11th century Umayyad Mosque in the ancient city of Aleppo. One archaeologist described the damage as "a disaster."
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Mar 8, 2013 — The remains of the unknown sailors were found a decade ago in the wreck of the USS Monitor, a revolutionary ironclad warship. It sank months after its history-making clash with an iron-armored Confederate ship in 1862.
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Feb 3, 2013 — Activist Moaz al Khatib said he was open to talks with representatives of the Syrian regime under certain conditions. Criticism from within Khatib's own ranks was swift, but so was support form Syrians both inside and out of the country.
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Dec 10, 2012 — At a glance, they look like any other Civil War-era vignettes and portraits of children kneeling in prayer or cloaked in the U.S. flag. But, there's more to these cartes de visite than meets the eye.
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Aug 22, 2012 — The portrait appeared in the Ken Burns Civil War series and a chance encounter put a name to the face.
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Jun 28, 2011 — History springs to life in wiggling stereoscopic images.
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Apr 12, 2011 — Slavery was the Civil War's cause despite revisionists saying otherwise. Historian Adam Goodheart, who has a new book on the critical year of "1861" said he thinks part of the reason for that revisionism is the difficulty some Southerners have in believing their ancestors fought for slavery.
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Apr 12, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, Japan reactor update, and African Americans moving from the North to the South. In the second hour, how doping allegations affect legacy in sports, and re-enactors of the Civil War.
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Apr 12, 2011 — Two beams of light shone into the sky before dawn this morning at South Carolina's Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired 150 years ago today.
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