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Monday, November 19, 2012

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  • Over 100 Dead As Israel-Hamas Fighting Continues
    Israeli war planes bombed the center of Gaza City again on Monday, as the Palestinian death toll neared the 100 mark. At least one Palestinian journalist was killed in an air strike on a building that housed media organizations, including those affiliated with Hamas and other militant groups. Israeli officials, meanwhile, say they are still hoping for a ceasefire agreement that would make a ground offensive into Gaza unnecessary. Audie Cornish talks to Sheera Frenkel.
  • Hamas May Be Closer To Regional Legitimacy
    For more insight into the state of affairs in Gaza, Robert Siegel talks with Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University.
  • Fiscal Cliff Siren: Meet The Man Behind The Curtain
    Debate over the so-called fiscal cliff has dominated the post-election agenda. But the challenge of dealing with long-term debt and the annual deficit has been brewing for years. And one man who has kept his focus and money on that target is the billionaire Peter G. Peterson.
  • Matching DNA With Medical Records To Crack Disease And Aging
    A massive research project in California is beginning to show how genes, health habits and the environment can interact to cause diseases. The new combination of genetic and health information is one of the most powerful research tools on earth, a researcher says.
  • Thousands Of Dead Fish A Stinky Reminder Of Sandy
    More than two weeks after Sandy devastated lives across New York and New Jersey, one strange reminder of the storm has come to light: a mass of dead fish near commuter rail train tracks in New Jersey's Meadowlands.
  • Beethoven's Famous 4 Notes: Truly Revolutionary Music
    Conductor John Eliot Gardiner and author Matthew Guerrieri explain the incredible resonances, past and present, behind one of the most famous phrases in music: the opening to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.
  • Indian Politician Was Popular And Polarizing
    Bal Thackeray, one of India's most polarizing politicians and leader of the right-wing Hindu nationalist party, died Saturday at the age of 86. Robert Siegel speaks with Vikas Bajaj, Mumbai correspondent for New York Times.
  • Bill Withers: The Everyman Singer With A Poet's Soul
    Since the singer's first single became a breakout hit in 1971, he's recorded nine albums, and all of them are now available on a new box set.
  • Egypt Tries To Help Hamas Broker A Cease-Fire
    Egypt has stepped up negotiations on a cease-fire between Israel and the Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip on Monday. Hamas' top leader and two senior Israeli envoys were in Cairo and met separately with Egyptian officials, including President Mohammed Morsi. One of Morsi's aides said a truce deal could be imminent.
  • As Rockets Fly In Gaza, U.S. Influence Seems To Wane
    The Obama Administration is hoping allies like Egypt and Turkey use their influence to persuade Hamas to stop firing rockets into Israel. But can the U.S. count on that kind of help, with a new government Egypt that doesn't see things the same way? The U.S. has shown no sign that it will pressure Israel to ease tensions. Officials have repeatedly said that Israel has the right to defend itself.

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