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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.
 
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 31, 2014 | NPR · The day began with Israel's military calling up 16,000 more reservists, stoking fears of a widening offensive in Gaza; it ended with a 72-hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.
 
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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Dec 30, 2013 — On Tuesday, Michael Bloomberg ends his three terms as mayor of New York City. His 12 years in office were groundbreaking, locally and globally.
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Oct 29, 2013 — Less than two months after playing a starring role in two recall elections in Colorado, Michael Bloomberg has contributed $1 million to another campaign in the state. He's backing a ballot measure that would increase income taxes to provide funds for a new public school financing system.
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Aug 6, 2013 — The purchase of The Washington Post by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has renewed speculation that the Times might also soon go on the auction block. Could New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg be a potential buyer?
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May 30, 2013 — Law enforcement officials say the letter is similar to two that were sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Preliminary tests of the letter to Bloomberg turned up traces of ricin.
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May 29, 2013 — Police say two anonymous letters were received — one in New York City and another at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of Bloomberg's nonprofit.
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Nov 23, 2012 — Think superPACs were a waste of wealthy donors' money this election season? Consider how New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's superPAC was able to help engineer an upset in one congressional race outside Los Angeles.
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Mar 22, 2012 — New York Mayor, media magnate and public health zealot Michael Bloomberg said he will give $220 million to fight smoking in the developing world. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is giving $300 million for brain research.
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Sep 15, 2010 — Meg Whitman, Republican California governor candidate, former ebay CEO and a billionaire , set a new personal spending record, $119 million, beating New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg by $10 million.
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