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Palestinian children fill plastic bottles and water containers with drinking water from a public tap in Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip on July 27. Ashraf Amra/APA/Landov hide caption

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Life In Gaza Deteriorates As Water, Power Shortages Intensify

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Haley Nordeen, 19, is spending the entire summer at the Prodesenh center in San Mateo Milpas Altas, Guatemala. The American University student helped build the center's new library. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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As 'Voluntourism' Explodes In Popularity, Who's It Helping Most?

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A worker unveils posters Tuesday for the coming season of New York's Metropolitan Opera. The Met's fall schedule could be in jeopardy if failed labor negotiations result in a lockout Friday. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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On The Eve Of A Possible Lockout, Met Opera Talks Remain Contentious

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The Wilshire Boulevard Temple (pictured above circa 1939) was dedicated 85 years ago in 1929. Rabbi Steve Leder says, "This was the Los Angeles Jewish community's statement to itself — and to the majoritarian culture that surrounded it — that 'We are here, and we are prepared to be a great cultural and religious and civic force in our community.' " Courtesy Los Angeles Public Library hide caption

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Best Seat In The House Of Worship: The Temple Hollywood Built

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