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A 12-hour cease-fire held all day in Gaza and diplomats, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, urged an extension. But before midnight, militants had resumed firing into Israel. The truce allowed Palestinians to venture from their homes to count the dead, as Israel warned Hamas not to use the period as an opportunity to re-arm.
NPR's Eric Westervelt speaks to OZY reporter Pooja Bhatia on the economics of choosing to pay any price you want.
A new book is a manual for transgender; John Powers reviews the restoration of A Hard Day's Night; Arthur Allen talks about his book The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen L. Carter about his new novel, Back Channel. It's a political thriller set during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Soul singer Bobby Patterson got his start in the 1960s, and he's still singing. At 70 he's put out a new album, "I Got More Soul." NPR's Scott Simon talks to Patterson about the album.
Bryn Terfel as Wotan in the Met's production of Wagner's Ring cycle, one of ...
With labor negotiations growing more strained, a lockout seems likely next week at the Metropolitan Opera. Management says payroll must be trimmed while unions want to curb production costs.