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Israelis in Tel Aviv take part in a protest against the military operation in the Gaza Strip on July 26. Israel's permissive approach to free speech has long fostered protests like these, but some Israelis now say that dissenters are traitors. Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East

War In Gaza Tests Israel's Tolerance For Dissent

In a nation that prizes free expression, some Israelis critical of the war say their views are under attack. "Something really, really bad is happening to the Israeli society," says one activist.

Israelis in Tel Aviv take part in a protest against the military operation in the Gaza Strip on July 26. Israel's permissive approach to free speech has long fostered protests like these, but some Israelis now say that dissenters are traitors. Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East

War In Gaza Tests Israel's Tolerance For Dissent

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War In Gaza Tests Israel's Tolerance For Dissent

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Rep. M. Caldwell Butler (right) listens to debate over the Nixon impeachment proceedings in the House Judiciary Committee in July 1974. AP hide caption

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Simon Says

M. Caldwell Butler, A True Bipartisan Politician

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M. Caldwell Butler, A True Bipartisan Politician

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Hidenari Terasaki (James Shigeta) kisses the hand of his wife, Gwen (Carroll Baker), in the 1961 film Bridge to the Sun. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images hide caption

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James Shigeta 'Led The Way' For Asian-American Lovers On Screen

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The Birthplace of Country Music Museum takes its name from a recording session in 1927, which produced such future stars as Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family. Malcolm Wilson/Birthplace of Country Music Museum hide caption

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At The Cradle Of Country Music, A Monument You Can Hear As Well As See

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Music Interviews

No Lie: Shakira's 'Hips' Gets An Oxford Makeover

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No Lie: Shakira's 'Hips' Gets An Oxford Makeover

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Normally, nail polish on a desk would be a sign of distraction. Not in this Common Core classroom. Becky Vevea/WBEZ hide caption

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Postcards From The Common Core Classroom

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Members of the House of Representatives leave after a procedural vote on Capitol Hill in Washington on Friday, as Republicans reshaped legislation to deal with the border crisis, a day after Congress was supposed to go into its August recess. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

As Congress Breaks, Inaction Remains Most Notable Action

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As Congress Breaks, Inaction Remains Most Notable Action

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An oil refining factory owned by the Russian company Rosneft, outside the town of Achinsk, Russia, in 2013. The company says that hundreds of sites are being explored throughout the country as potential sources of oil and gas — but to tap those sites, Russia depends on Western companies. Ilya Naymushin/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Sanctions Target Russian Oil, But Will That Persuade Putin?

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Kifah, 13, poses with his sister in Damascus. Kifah is one of six Syrian children profiled in a new BBC documentary. Robin Barnwell/BBC hide caption

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Syrian Conflict Isn't Just A Civil War, But 'A War On Childhood'

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