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Gaza Cease-Fire Still Just Out Of Reach: What Does Each Side Want?

Secretary of State John Kerry is trying again to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, as casualty counts rise inexorably higher. NPR's Emily Harris explains both sides' demands.
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In A Complex Web Of Tunnels, Israel Draws Its Red Line

Both the government and the people of Israel have been determined to continue the country's ground invasion in Gaza, despite a growing wave of international criticism. Israelis have been shaken by claims that Hamas has a heavily fortified network of tunnels leading from the Gaza Strip into Israel.
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Leading Ebola Doctor Stricken With The Disease Himself

Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, the head doctor fighting the Ebola virus outbreak in Sierra Leone, has begun to exhibit symptoms of the disease. For more details on the situation, Audie Cornish speaks with Dr. Daniel G. Bausch, a colleague of Khan's and an associate professor at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
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In Gaza Conflict, Media Face An Old, Impossible Task: Covering It

Despite sweeping changes in the ways that the news media operate, one thing hasn't changed: the difficulties journalists face in covering the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
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Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Faced with lingering questions about medical care for volunteers, sexual assaults and even murder, the Peace Corps is pushing to address concerns and modernize its application process.

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Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year

In what will be his first papal visit to the U.S., the pontiff has accepted an invitation to a meeting in Philadelphia and is reportedly considering stops in New York and Washington, D.C.
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Indonesia's President-Elect Crowdsources His Cabinet

Joko "Jokowi" Widodo made a campaign promise to be a new kind of leader and has now asked ordinary Indonesians to help him choose his government.
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In India's Sultry Summer, Bucket Bathing Beats Indoor Showers

Our writer hated it as a child. Now she loves it: Fill pitcher, pour over head. It's a great way to stay cool in a place where water isn't always running. Maybe you should put it on your bucket list.
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Australia Sending 190 Police To Secure MH17 Wreckage

The Netherlands, which lost 193 of its citizens in the shoot-down of the Malaysia Airlines flight, is also negotiating to send 40 unarmed police to the site in eastern Ukraine.
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Kerry: Gaza Truce Still In Play

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rejected reports that a proposed seven-day cease-fire had been rebuffed by Israel's Security Cabinet.

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