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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.
 
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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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Jun 30, 2014 — In Texas and elsewhere, guns are playing major roles this campaign season. Politicians have opened fire in ads, literally, and embraced the gun as a symbol of their conservative street cred.
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Jun 24, 2014 — The law says that once "personalized" guns are available in the U.S., all handguns sold in New Jersey must be smart guns. So, to avoid triggering the law, vendors aren't selling them — anywhere.
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Jun 5, 2014 — The unnerving presence of young men carrying big guns in fast food restaurants and retail stores is causing consternation — even in firearm-friendly Texas.
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Jun 4, 2014 — Recent remarks about carrying rifles in public reflected the opinion of a staffer, rather than the organization, the National Rifle Association says.
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May 20, 2014 — The request is similar to the one made by Starbucks back in September and comes after a the group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America launched a national campaign.
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Mar 5, 2014 — The company says it is taking a number of steps to try to curtail illegal gun trafficking online. New rules include removing posts that advertise gun sales with "no background check required."
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Jan 15, 2014 — A Florida vacation got off to an odd start for Judith Fleissig, 58, of Rochester, N.Y., when she and her daughter realized the car they'd rented had an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. More oddness followed: The gun was left there by the wife of Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, police say.
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Dec 9, 2013 — But Republicans blocked a measure that would have strengthened the restrictions on the firearms that can skirt airport detectors.
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Dec 2, 2013 — A police raid Monday in Reykjavk ended with the death of a man who reportedly shot at police. Though Iceland ranks No. 15 in per capita gun ownership, gun violence is almost unheard of.
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Sep 18, 2013 — An analysis of gun ownership, crime and mental illness in 27 countries found that firearms deaths were more strongly associated with how many people own guns. The rate of mental illness appeared only weakly correlated with firearms deaths.
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