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Egypt, U.S. Help Negotiate Cease-Fire In Gaza

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Israel and Hamas have reached an agreement to end more than a week of fighting that killed at least 140 Palestinians and five Israelis. The agreement was brokered by the Egyptian government, assisted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who spent the day shuttling around the region. Hamas has agreed to shop firing rockets into Israel in return for a loosening of the Israeli blockade of Gaza, and an end to the assassination of Hamas officials. Leila Fadel talks to Robert Siegel.
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From Broadway To TV, An Actress' Death Takes Us Down Cultural Rabbit Hole

Beth Howland died on Wednesday at age 74. One of her best known roles, was as the original Amy in Stephen Sondheim's "Company." Looking into her past can lead you down a pop culture spiral.
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'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

Oysters, cocaine, fine wine, love triangles: Stephanie Danler's debut novel Sweetbitter follows a year in the life of a young woman working at a top-tier Manhattan restaurant.
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Libertarian Party Set To Pick Its Presidential Candidate

The Libertarian presidential candidates held a debate Saturday night at their party convention in Orlando, Fla.
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After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.

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