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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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Illegal immigration

Jul 27, 2014 — Nora Sandigo is the legal guardian of hundreds of American-born children whose parents are here illegally. Without a guardian, they'd face foster homes or adoption if their parents are deported.
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Jul 8, 2014 — The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are subject to persecution and should not be forced to return home.
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Jul 4, 2014 — As protesters block buses full of detainees from entering a border patrol station, many Murrieta residents say the federal government is the real root of the problem.
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Jun 10, 2014 — Tens of thousands of unaccompanied kids from Central America cross Mexico toward the U.S., a dramatic increase from past years. They make the perilous journey to escape poverty and worsening violence.
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Jun 5, 2014 — As many as a half-million undocumented immigrants, including more and more children, make dangerous 1,450-mile trips atop this network of freight trains each year.
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May 22, 2014 — GOP leadership decided against keeping an immigration-related provision in the defense authorization bill. But it kept one banning the Defense Department from participating in climate change research.
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Jan 2, 2014 — The state's Supreme Court rules that Sergio Garcia, who has lived and attended university in the U.S., can become a member of the state bar.
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Oct 18, 2013 — The drowning of more than 300 African migrants off Italy's Lampedusa island earlier this month jolted the world into awareness of a long-running crisis. Tens of thousands of refugees from Syria, Somalia and beyond risk their lives each year, traveling by boat to Europe in search of a better life. Scores die en route.
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Apr 10, 2013 — The decentralization was on display during a march on Washington on Wednesday, which was organized by a disparate group of activists. But experts and protesters said not having a national leader gave them a political advantage.
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Apr 1, 2013 — It's still far too early to know whether Congress will be able to achieve major changes to the nation's immigration laws. All that's certain at this stage is that lawmakers on both sides of the partisan divide, and in both chambers, continue to act as though they think they can.
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