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What Would Demilitarizing Gaza Entail?

Aaron David Miller of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars talks with Steve Inskeep about Israel's call to demilitarize Gaza and whether such a proposal is realistic.
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Videographer's 'Happy' View Of Gaza Turns Tragic

A few months ago, 24-year-old Anas Hamra made a "Happy" video about Gaza. If the rest of the world was playing off Pharrell Williams' song, he figured Gaza ought to step up, too. Plus, even with salty tap water and travel restrictions, life in Gaza was not all misery. On Wednesday, Hamra spent 24 hours with his video camera in Shifa Hospital in Gaza and emerged unable to find a word to describe how he feels. The first song that came to mind is "Wake Me Up When It's Over."
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Russia Will Move Clocks To Make Winter Mornings Brighter

The government abandoned a move to daylight saving time, which allows more light in the evenings but led to dim light and traffic accidents at the start of the day. Russia is also adding time zones.
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With New Safety Measures, Nuclear Reactors May Reopen In Japan

Three years after the Fukushima disaster shut Japan's nuclear power plants, reactors at a different plant may reopen. Steve Inskeep talks with Wall Street Journal Tokyo bureau chief Peter Landers.
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Syrian Babies Born To Refugees Face A Future In Limbo

Syrians have flooded into neighboring countries and now they are having babies. But the children are not receiving citizenship from either Syria or the country where they are born.
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Despite Mideast Turmoil, More French Jews Are Moving To Israel

Anti-Semitism in France and across Europe is fueling emigration, Jews say. One father whose son is leaving says, "France is no longer the beautiful country it was."
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Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol

Dozens of children have filed complaints saying they were subjected to inhumane treatment at Border Patrol stations. The complaints center on the holding cells, referred to as "freezers" by migrants.
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Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

A new book claims the organic label can't be trusted, especially on food that's imported. Yet there is a global system for verifying the authenticity of organic food, and it mostly seems to work.
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Fall Of The Tower Of David: Squatters Leave Venezuela's Vertical Slum

The half-finished skyscraper in Caracas, home to thousands of poor residents, is being emptied. The tower made an appearance in the Showtime series Homeland.
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Women Charged With Funneling Money To Extremist Group

The two women, one from Virginia and the other from Washington state, are charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist network.

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