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Middle East
10:47 am
Sun July 13, 2014

Palestinians Seek Shelter At Supply-Strapped U.N. Schools

Palestinian families travel to a United Nations school to seek shelter after evacuating their homes near the Israel-Gaza border Sunday. Israel has been warning residents to leave.
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Originally published on Sun July 13, 2014 1:14 pm

Residents in Northern Gaza have been fleeing their homes in anticipation of a new Israeli assault, as the exchange of Hamas rockets and Israeli airstrikes enters its sixth day. A brief ground action conducted by Israel Sunday morning came as Israel warns that a larger campaign may be coming.

But United Nations schools in Gaza, which expect to shelter tens of thousands of Palestinians, say they're short on resources to help provide for the evacuees.

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Middle East
10:47 am
Sun July 13, 2014

People Evacuate Gaza Strip As Tensions Increase

International efforts are underway to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, even as Israel seems to take steps toward a ground invasion. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Ari Shapiro in Jerusalem.

Music Interviews
10:47 am
Sun July 13, 2014

Charlie Haden's Lessons On Music And Life

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NPR Story
8:52 am
Sun July 13, 2014

Founders Claimed A Subversive Right To 'Nature's God'

Originally published on Sun July 13, 2014 12:14 pm

The U.S. was not founded as a Christian nation, says historian Matthew Stewart. He tells NPR's Arun Rath about his book Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic.

World
8:52 am
Sun July 13, 2014

Jihadi Videos Push Islamic Music's Austere Boundaries

Originally published on Sun July 13, 2014 12:15 pm

Islamist militants have stepped up their game when it comes to the music and visuals in their videos. NPR's Arun Rath talks to scholar Peter Neumann about today's tech-savvy jihadists.

Remembrances
8:52 am
Sun July 13, 2014

'Without Tommy, There's No Ramones'

Tommy Ramone, the original drummer for the Ramones, died Friday at the age of 65.
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Originally published on Sun July 13, 2014 3:15 pm

Punk rock music has lost one of its earliest pioneers.

Tommy Ramone died of cancer on Friday at his home in Queens, N.Y. He was the last surviving member of the original Ramones.

Tommy Ramone was Tamás Erdélyi before he became a "Ramone" and produced punk rock classics like "Rockaway Beach."

He was born in Budapest, where, as kid, he once had a memorable trip to see a movie about America.

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Sports
8:52 am
Sun July 13, 2014

Soccer Biter Will Return From His Ban To Play For A New Club

Originally published on Sun July 13, 2014 10:47 am

NPR's Arun Rath takes a moment to note that notorious World Cup soccer biter Luis Suarez has been traded to a new professional club, Barcelona.

Sports
8:52 am
Sun July 13, 2014

Germany And Argentina To Finish Up World Cup

Originally published on Sun July 13, 2014 10:47 am

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You're listening to NPR News. This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm a Arun Rath.

(SOUNDBITE OF MIKE PESCA THEME SONG)

RATH: That triumphant fight song means it's time to talk sports with slate.com's Mike Pesca, host of the podcast, The Gist. Hi Mike. Good to talk to you.

MIKE PESCA: Triumphant, yes.

(LAUGHTER)

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World
9:46 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Quebec Town Honors Train Derailment Victims, One Year Later

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 11:50 am

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Games & Humor
7:10 am
Sun July 6, 2014

If You Cut In The Middle, Go To The End Of The Line

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Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 11:50 am

On-air challenge: Two clues will be given for two five-letter answers. Move the middle letter of the first answer to the end of the word to get the second answer. Example: A weapon that's thrown; a tire in the trunk. Answer: spear/spare

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