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Israel Continues Gaza Offensive, Hints At Ground Operation

Israel says the offensive, which has so far killed at least 53 people and wounded 465, is needed to end rocket attacks from Gaza. Those attacks are continuing, and hitting major Israeli cities.
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Gas In Egypt Is 78 Percent More Expensive Now Than Last Week

Egypt's government has slashed subsidies on fuel. While economists say the subsidy decrease is necessary to address the deficit, already-suffering middle class and poor Egyptians are furious.
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Afghan Civilians Suffer During Violent Year

There is renewed fighting in Kandahar as the outcome of the Afghan presidential election remains uncertain. And a new U.N. report says civilian casualties are up significantly from a year ago.
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Brazil Wakes Up To Find Tuesday's Nightmare Was Not A Dream

Host country Brazil was eliminated from the World Cup in epic fashion: Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 during the semifinal match. Brazilians are wondering how their beloved team could be so pulverized.
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Administration Moves To Speed Deportations Of Unaccompanied Minors

A flood of children from Central America has put President Obama under pressure. Steve Inskeep talks to White House advisor Cecilia Muñoz about efforts to more quickly process them.
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Brazilians Lick Wounds After World Cup Loss To Germany

Brazil is out of soccer's championship series, suffering its worst defeat ever in a World Cup game. Brazil lost to Germany 7-1, and the reaction was one of stunned disbelief.
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Unwelcomed At First, Israelis Mourn Palestinian Teen's Death With His Family

Family members of slain Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khadier said they didn't want an Israeli condolence visit. But the Israelis arrived anyway. The scene went from anger to tears.
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The Collective Anguish Of The Brazilian Defeat

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro watched Brazil's World Cup semifinal against Germany in a bar in Sao Paulo. She speaks to Robert Siegel about the game and the devastation it sowed among Brazilian fans.
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Against 'Islamic State' Militants, Treasury May Need To Try New Tools

In combating militants, one weapon is cutting off the groups' funding from charities or outside donors. But the "Islamic State" gets its money from other means and may be immune to U.S. techniques.
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Activists Gather At White House To Protest Immigration Proposal

Hundreds of immigrant-rights activists protested outside the White House on the eve of President Obama’s request that Congress fund the rapid deportation of tens of thousands of Central American children detained after crossing the border illegally.

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