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Hamas Has Yet To Agree To Cease-Fire Proposal

Steve Inskeep talks to Ehab El-Ghussain, deputy information minister for the Palestinian government.
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Underwater Meadows Might Serve As Antacid For Acid Seas

Marine biologists worry that certain species won't survive the shifts in sea acidity that climate change brings. But research on sea grasses along California's coast suggest marine preserves can help.
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Artists Try To Fuse Cultural Differences Between Miami And Cuba

A visiting artist from Cuba joins two Cuban-American artists from Miami for a discussion on what life is like for a typical Cuban family.
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Air Raid Sirens Keep Israelis On High Alert

Steve Inskeep talks to Israeli author Etgar Keret about tensions on the streets of Tel Aviv during the current violence with Hamas, and what the difference is between peace and compromise.
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Hamas Mulls Egypt's Cease-Fire Proposal

Israel says it has accepted a cease-fire proposal put forward by Egypt to end hostilities with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. What's still not clear are the intentions of Hamas.
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U.S.-Trained Iraqi Army Failed To Stand Up To Insurgents

Steve Inskeep talks to retired Lt. Col. John Nagl, an author of the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual, about U.S. military strategy and policy during and after the Iraq war.
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Chocolatier Lindt To Buy Russell Stover

Russell Stover has a long history, a large distribution network and loyal U.S. customers — the world's largest chocolate market. Lindt specializes in higher-end brands like Ghirardelli and Lindor.
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Kurds May Have Oil To Export, But Buyers Are Harder To Find

Iraq's Kurdish region sits on vast amounts of oil. The regional government says it has the right to export the oil. But Baghdad is blocking those sales, saying only it has the right to sell Iraqi oil.
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Israeli-Gaza Conflict Squeezes Palestinian Leader On All Sides

The recent violence has increased stress and exposed rifts among Palestinians. Nearly everything Mahmoud Abbas does angers either moderates or hard-liners, making his position almost untenable.
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Israel Accepts Cease-Fire Proposal From Egypt

Israel's Security Cabinet has accepted Egypt's proposal for a cease-fire with Hamas in Gaza. Hamas has not yet formally accepted the plan.

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