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Latin America
5:19 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Artists Try To Fuse Cultural Differences Between Miami And Cuba

Originally published on Wed July 16, 2014 3:30 pm

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

This is the sound of Obsesion.

ALEXEI RODRIGUEZ: (Singing in foreign language).

MONTAGNE: Obsesion is a Cuban hip-hop duo. They invited our colleague, David Greene, for a visit when he was in Havana a few weeks ago.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Their names are Magia Lopez and Alexei Rodriguez. But they told us through our interpreter that they usually go by their nicknames.

RODRIGUEZ: (Foreign language spoken).

UNIDENTIFIED TRANSLATOR: Her name is Magia and he is el tipo este which means this dude.

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Middle East
5:18 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Hamas Mulls Egypt's Cease-Fire Proposal

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 7:53 am

Israel says it has accepted a cease-fire proposal put forward by Egypt to end hostilities with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. What's still not clear are the intentions of Hamas.

Parallels
3:40 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Israeli-Gaza Conflict Squeezes Palestinian Leader On All Sides

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of committing "genocide" against Palestinians, and he has also criticized Hamas for firing rockets on Israel.
Abbas Momani AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 9:28 am

While the Israel-Gaza conflict pits Israelis against Palestinians, it has also increased stress within the Palestinian leadership.

The Gaza Strip is run by Hamas, which the U.S. considers a terrorist group and favors a strategy of resistance. The West Bank is run by Fatah, which is more moderate and favors an olive-branch approach.

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The Two-Way
5:32 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Israel Accepts Cease-Fire Proposal From Egypt

Palestinians walk by the rubble of a house destroyed by an overnight Israeli missile strike on Monday.
Lefteris Pitarakis AP

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 1:12 pm

Post updated: 2:15 a.m. ET Tuesday:

Israel's Security Cabinet has accepted Egypt's proposal for a cease-fire with Hamas in Gaza. Hamas has not yet formally accepted the proposal. According to The Associated Press: The plan calls for a cease-fire to begin within 12 hours of "unconditional acceptance" by the sides, followed by the opening of Gaza's border crossings and talks in Cairo within two days. Tuesday marks the eighth day of the current conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Original post:

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The Salt
4:18 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Sandwich Monday: The Teriyaki Tofu Burger From Gabutto Burger

"Slightly healthy."
NPR

Here at Sandwich Monday, we love exploring the many varied cuisines of the world. So when we found ourselves in the food court of the Mitsuwa Marketplace Japanese supermarket just outside Chicago, we went directly for the burger stand, Gabutto Burger.

We ordered the Tofu Burger, marinated in teriyaki and deep-fried, which the menu describes as "slightly healthy."

Eva: "Slightly healthy" is how someone might lie about their figure on match.com.

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Middle East
4:15 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Hopes And Hazards Of A Cease-Fire: A View From Gaza City

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 6:24 pm

For a Gazan perspective on the prospect of a cease-fire, Robert Siegel talks to Mukhaimer Abu Sada, a political scientist at Al-Azhar University. They discuss the Israeli air strikes in Gaza and what must happen before fighting settles.

Middle East
4:15 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Hopes And Hazards Of A Cease-Fire: A View From Israel

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 6:24 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

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Europe
4:15 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Germans Return Home With World Cup, Already Worried About Next One

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 6:24 pm

Nearly every team left the World Cup on a sour note, having returned with less than the championship they'd played for. The one exception? The Cup-winning Germans, whose victory has reverberated throughout the country. For a look at the symbolic impact of the German triumph, Robert Siegel turns to Angela Stanzel of the European Council on Foreign Relations.

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Europe
4:15 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Over 2 Years Since Its Wreck, The Costa Concordia Floats Again

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 6:24 pm

The Costa Concordia cruise crashed into a reef and capsized in waters off the island of Giglio in Italy over two years ago. On Monday, the most complicated part of the operation to refloat the ship was completed successfully.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Middle East
4:15 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

West Bank: Strewn With Broken Glass And Caught In The Crosshairs

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 6:24 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

One oddity about this confrontation between Hamas and Israel has been that for the first time ever some Palestinian rockets have landed in areas where Palestinians live, in the West Bank. Daniel Estrin spoke with some who have found themselves caught in the crosshairs.

DANIEL ESTRIN, BYLINE: On Friday evening a rocket smashed into the ground in front of a house in the Palestinian village of Sa'ir. The floors are still covered with shattered glass. Ishra Shalaldeh was in the kitchen when it happened.

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