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Emily Harris

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In The Gaza Strip, The School Year Gets Off To A Rocky Start

Monday, September 22, 2014

Palestinian kids in Gaza went back to school this past week in buildings damaged by the war, with children homeless and traumatized, and more than the usual overcrowding they face every year.

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Gaza's Fate Rests On Whether Hamas And Fatah Can Co-Exist

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hamas and Israel stopped fighting weeks ago. But feuding continues between the two main factions on the Palestinian side — Hamas and Fatah. Their battle has an impact on relations with Israel as well.

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Gaza Home For Disabled Adults Wants Israeli Airstrike Probed

Friday, September 12, 2014

Israel has announced criminal investigations into 5 incidents during the Gaza war this summer. A home for disabled adults that was targeted is still on the list of possible investigations.

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As The Gaza Strip Calms Down, The West Bank Heats Up

Friday, September 05, 2014

The shooting has stopped in Gaza, but the Israelis and Palestinians are now at odds over a large chunk of West Bank land where Israel plans to build more homes for settlers.

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Israel Claims 988 Acres Of West Bank Land

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

U.S. U.N. and Palestinian officials have criticized the decision. The land at the heart of the dispute hugs the line separating the West Bank from Israel and reaches in toward Palestinian villages.

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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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