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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 vice president has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Congress is supposed to hold U.S. spy agencies accountable. But as Edward Snowden's disclosures revealed, intelligence officials have not always provided a full or accurate picture.
 

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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.
 
July 23, 2014 | NPR · An uncontacted Amazonian tribe has ended its isolation in Brazil. Fiona Watson, the field and research director for Survival International, explains why this tribal people left its village.
 

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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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Jul 23, 2014 — Also: a new short story by Zadie Smith; mermaid mythology.
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Jul 22, 2014 — Also: A survey suggests that the dispute between Amazon and Hachette may be deterring customers; Harper Lee apparently has questionable taste in coffee.
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Jul 21, 2014 — Also: North Carolina Poet Laureate Valerie Macon resigns; David Orr on James Franco's poetry.
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Jul 18, 2014 — Also: a gay bookstore said to be the oldest in the U.S. will reopen; Hilton Als on art and memory.
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Jul 17, 2014 — Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, will carry Cap's shield. He's the second African-American to take on the iconic role. Also this week, Marvel announced that Thor will be female.
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Jul 17, 2014 — Also: Stephen Burt on trans literature; David Adams Richards on the difference between fiction and nonfiction.
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Jul 16, 2014 — Also: Marvel's Thor is now a woman; the origins of cool.
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Jul 15, 2014 — The comic book publisher said the new character will be the Thor of the Marvel Universe.
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Jul 15, 2014 — Also: Kenyan author Okwiri Oduor has won the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing.
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Jul 14, 2014 — The National Literacy Trust commissioned 50 artists to paint benches with scenes from famous books and placed them around London for the summer.
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