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Emily Harris

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Long-Term Cease-Fire Brings Halt To Fighting In Gaza

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Israel and Hamas have agreed on a cease-fire, which raises hopes of an end to the seven-week war in Gaza that has killed more than 2,000 people.

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Business Booms For Gaza Ice Man, Just As Power Fades

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

In Gaza City, one business in particular is thriving: Ice Man. People line up to buy bags of crushed ice to cool drinks and keep medications at the right temperature — as long as the owner can get gasoline for his generator.

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Gaza Family Mourns The Loss Of A Son, Brother — And Hamas Militant

Monday, August 04, 2014

The brother and mother of a Hamas fighter who was killed in a tunnel recall his path into militancy. They're pleased he died for what they consider a good cause.

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Israel Expects More Withdrawals; Gaza Residents See Little Change

Sunday, August 03, 2014

An Israeli strike Sunday near a school where people were taking shelter from the fighting killed at least 10 people, U.N. officials say. Some parts of Gaza are quiet; the conflict continues in others.

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In Louisville, Ky., Minecraft Teaches Math

Sunday, August 03, 2014

The Common Core standards have generated lots of attention and controversy, but what do they look like in a classroom? The NPR Ed team continues its summer series from a fifth-grade math lesson.

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In Gaza, A Glimmer Of Hope For Cease-Fire Is Snuffed Out Early

Friday, August 01, 2014

Fighting in Gaza took an ominous turn Friday, as a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire fell apart within 90 minutes and the Israeli military announced its belief that one of its soldiers was captured by Hamas militants.

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More Deadly Fighting In Gaza Puts Cease-Fire In Question

Friday, August 01, 2014

Renee Montagne talks with NPR's Emily Harris in Gaza City for an update on the cease-fire that went into effect Friday morning. Just hours later, there were reports of more deadly fighting.

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Life In Gaza Deteriorates As Water, Power Shortages Intensify

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tens of thousands of displaced Gazans face skyrocketing prices for limited water supplies, and severely disrupted electricity service. As well, long lines are developing for staples like bread.

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A Market And A School Come Under Fire During A Violent Day In Gaza

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

An explosion rocked a crowded Gaza market during what was expected to be a lull in the fighting. Earlier in the day a United Nations school was hit by what U.N. officials say was Israeli artillery fire, killing at least 15 people. Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza continues to be fired into Israel.

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After War's Deadliest Day, Another U.N. School In Gaza Gets Hit

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A U.N. spokesman said Israeli tank shells hit the school Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90. The agency is housing scores of people displaced by the fighting in schools across Gaza.

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One Gaza Family Observes A Grim Holiday In Wartime

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Eid festival, which celebrates the end of Ramadan, serves as a time for visiting relatives and exchanging gifts. But one family's holiday in Gaza traces the death and displacement wrought by the war between Hamas and Israel.

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An Uneasy End To Ramadan In Gaza, Where Fighting Intensifies Once More

Monday, July 28, 2014

NPR's Emily Harris reports on the Muslim holiday of Eid in Gaza, where one where one family traces the course of three weeks of war in broken bread, temporary shelters and mourning for their dead.

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For Muslims In Gaza, End Of Ramadan Marred By Fighting

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Muslim holiday Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and is usually a time for family celebration. This year, it also marks three weeks since the current war in Gaza started.

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On The Eve Of Ramadan's End, Fighting Resumes In Gaza

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Israel and Hamas carried out a rhetorical battle Sunday over the fate of dueling offers to extend a ceasefire. In the end, the fighting resumed after Saturday's 12-hour truce. Israel vowed to continue its military campaign, targeting tunnels along the border. Wary Gazans prepared as best they could for the feast that marks the end of Ramadan.

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Sorry, Lucy: The Myth Of The Misused Brain Is 100 Percent False

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The new Scarlett Johannson movie, Lucy, is based on the idea that most people only use only 10 percent of their brains. As it turns out, that idea is completely untrue — but it's oddly persistent.

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The Long History Of The Gaza Tunnels

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Alexander the Great complained about the tunnels under Gaza during his siege of the area in 332 BC. They are still an issue today as the Israelis and Palestinians slug it out.

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

Friday, July 25, 2014

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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Attack On U.N. School Kills Over A Dozen Civilians In Gaza

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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.

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Videographer's 'Happy' View Of Gaza Turns Tragic

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A few months ago, 24-year-old Anas Hamra made a "Happy" video about Gaza. If the rest of the world was playing off Pharrell Williams' song, he figured Gaza ought to step up, too. Plus, even with salty tap water and travel restrictions, life in Gaza was not all misery. On Wednesday, Hamra spent 24 hours with his video camera in Shifa Hospital in Gaza and emerged unable to find a word to describe how he feels. The first song that came to mind is "Wake Me Up When It's Over."

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In A Crowded Gaza, A Growing Sense That Nowhere Is Safe

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.

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