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Thursday, July 24, 2014

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  • Attack On U.N. School Kills Over A Dozen Civilians In Gaza
    A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.
  • Palestinian Authority Faces A Fraught Path To Peace In Gaza
    The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.
  • Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers
    If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.
  • Central American Leaders: Immigrant Children Are A Shared Problem
    The presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are offering their take on the mounting numbers of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. from Central America. They're talking to reporters on the day before a meeting with President Obama.
  • Medic First Refused His Silver Star — Then, 4 Decades Later, Accepted
    Army Pvt. Rob Jackson refused to accept a Silver Star for his service in the Vietnam War, uncomfortable receiving any awards after his comrades died in battle. Now, after more than four decades, he has changed his mind, accepting his Silver Star Thursday. He talks with Audie Cornish about his decision.
  • For Better Treatment, Doctors And Patients Share The Decisions
    Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital are working on ways to help patients better understand their chances of suffering heart attacks and surgical complications.
  • Sen. Ryan Unveils His Anti-Poverty Plan, A Rebuke To LBJ Programs
    The Wisconsin Republican is rolling out a plan that he says will fight poverty more effectively than the programs launched by former President Johnson's War on Poverty, but progressives are skeptical.
  • 'Tigerman' Will Get Its Claws Into You
    Nick Harkaway's new novel mixes up a heady brew of comics, longing, tea, murder, post-colonial guilt and mystical tigers. Reviewer Jason Sheehan says it's "not just good, it's shake-a-granny good."
  • How To Name Your Sequel II: Not Just Roman Numerals Anymore
    In the middle of a summer of sequels — from The Expendables 3 to 22 Jump Street — it seemed the right moment to have Bob Mondello look at the art of (Son of, Bride of) sequel titling (Part Deux).
  • Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis?
    Many kids and teenagers leave Central America to avoid climbing levels of gang violence, extortion and drug trafficking. Sometimes, it's to find their families.

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