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Death Toll Climbs In Israel-Gaza Conflict Amid Attempts At Cease-Fire

Israel widened its operation into Gaza Sunday and each side had the highest death toll of this two-week-old conflict. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem about this deadly day.
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When Defending Your Writing Becomes Defending Yourself

When the subject of race comes up in his MFA writing workshop, author Matthew Salesses says, it usually feels traumatic — a burden personal to writers of color.
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Gaza Evacuees Crowd Into Schools Remade As Shelters

While Israelis seek refuge from Hamas rockets in ubiquitous shelters, Palestinians crowd into schools to escape Israeli airstrikes. Conditions there grow dire as the conflict drags on.
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R.J. Reynolds Vows Appeal Of $23 Billion Cancer-Death Verdict

The nation's No. 2 tobacco manufacturer was slapped with the whopping punitive damages award in the death of a 36-year-old man of lung cancer in 1996.
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Israel Says Attacks On Its Forces Killed 13 Soldiers

Israel sent more troops into Gaza on Sunday, stepping up tank fire and airstrikes ahead of the short-lived cease-fire.
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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Remixed And Retweeted

Propaganda has always been a part of war. Social media is expanding the battlefield, but sometimes it also creates a space for mutual respect.
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Extremists Leave A Violent Message In A Small Iraqi Town

The Sunni town fought back when Sunni Muslim extremists from the Islamic State tried to impose their rule. The extremists leveled the town as a warning to Sunnis who won't accept their brutal rule.
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Israel Intensifies Ground Operation In Gaza

International correspondent Ari Shapiro talks with NPR's Scott Simon from Jerusalem about about the second day of the Israeli military's ground operation of the Gaza Strip.
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Gaza Toll Near 340 As Israel Presses Ground War

A health official in Gaza says 338 Palestinians, including more than 70 children, have been killed so far in the 11-day conflict.
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How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito In The Jim Crow Era

At the time, ideas of race in America were quite literally black and white. But a few meters of cloth changed the way some people of color were treated.

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