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July 31, 2014 | NPR · Tens of thousands of displaced Gazans face skyrocketing prices for limited water supplies, and severely disrupted electricity service. As well, long lines are developing for staples like bread.
 
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.
 
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July 31, 2014 | NPR · Israel's military has called up 16,000 more reservists, stoking fears of a widening offensive in Gaza. Aid workers are warning of a growing humanitarian crisis in the region, including a significant displaced population and a potential shortage of drinking water.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Nearly a month into the war in Gaza, pollsters have been taking a look at how attitudes in the region have changed among Israelis and Palestinians.
 
July 31, 2014 | NPR · A surge of new cases in West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak has health officials worried that the epidemic is getting worse. Sierra Leone, for one, has declared a state of emergency, sending in troops to quarantine some of the hardest hit communities.
 

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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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Ground Zero

May 10, 2014 — Some family members protested the move by wearing black gags over their mouths. Others thought the procession and final resting place were appropriate.
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Apr 26, 2013 — New York police say the debris appears to be from one of the planes that hit the World Trade Center in the 2001 attacks. Surveyors found the piece of landing gear during an inspection just a few blocks from ground zero.
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Sep 11, 2011 — As we continue to follow the ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, here's another musical moment from the ceremony in New York. Singer-songwriter Paul Simon performed his classic "The Sound of Silence."
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Sep 6, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, wildfires in Texas, and reviving home economics class. In the second hour, poet Philip Schultz talks about his memoir, My Dyslexia, and linguist Ben Zimmer talks about the evolving use of the term "ground zero'.
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Sep 4, 2011 — New York and Washington, D.C. were the primary targets on Sept. 11. The attacks played out mostly on TV for much of the rest of the country. Yet for most Americans, there is one moment when the distant tragedy became deeply personal.
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May 5, 2011 — Marking Osama bin Laden's death where the terrorist inflicted his greatest damage, the president paid his respects by laying a wreath at ground zero in honor of the nearly 2,800 victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
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May 4, 2011 — Former President George W. Bush declined President Obama's invitation to join him on Thursday at Ground Zero in New York City to mark the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
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Dec 23, 2010 — Discovered in the rubble of the World Trade Center, the pear tree was nursed back to health and now is a symbol of ground zero's rebirth.
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Aug 23, 2010 — The New York mosque appears to not only generate bad behavior during Sunday protest but good too.
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