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Hamas calls for end to blockade of Gaza border

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal is calling for the opening of Gaza's borders and the end of blockade.

Appeals courts issue contradictory rulings on health care law; White House says subsidies will continue

President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other... Read more »

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Protesters from across U.S. arrested at Utah tar sands mine

Twenty-one people from 10 states were arrested Monday during a protest that "became physical" at a controversial tar sands mine in northeastern Utah, according to the Uintah County Sheriff's Office. Read more »

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Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner reached Ukrainian government-held territory at long last Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed... Read more »

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Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he'd rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the... Read more »

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Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kim Kardashian game

The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian. Read more »

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Amid sanctions, France to go ahead with sale of warship to Russia

France says it will go ahead with the sale of a warship to Russia, despite calls for an arms embargo against the country, highlighting how Europe's strong business ties are hindering its ability to... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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EU imposes new sanctions against Russian officials

The European Union agreed Tuesday to impose new sanctions against officials deemed responsible for Russia's actions in Ukraine, amid mounting international anger after a Malaysia Airlines plane was... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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UN calls for probe of plane downed over Ukraine

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding international access to the site of the downed plane in Ukraine and an end to military activities around the area,... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Propaganda war continues in Hobby Lobby aftermath

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Opponents of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling favoring religious freedom are distorting that decision's impact on women, critics allege. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Train with plane crash bodies leaves rebel town

A refrigerated train bearing the bodies of many of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster pulled away Monday afternoon from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Truce elusive as Hamas, Israel stick to positions

The top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip signaled Monday that the Islamic militant group will not agree to an unconditional cease-fire with Israel, while Israel's defense minister pledged to keep... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Before you head off on your vacation, you may want to see this graphic

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About to go on a vacation? This graphic may give you the help you need to avoid scams. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Gov. Rick Perry sending National Guard to Texas border

Gov. Rick Perry says he's deploying as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border after growing tired of "lip service" from the federal government. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Obama bestows Medal of Honor on NH veteran; ninth living recipient

President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on Monday on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Obama voices concern about casualties in Mideast

President Barack Obama called Monday for the international community to focus on ending the fighting in the Gaza Strip, as Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East to make a renewed... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Dutch: Plane crash site needs full forensic sweep

Dutch experts called Monday for a full forensic sweep of the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down and told armed separatists guarding rail cars full of victims' bodies the train must be... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Consumers are padding their checking accounts

With wounds from the Great Recession still fresh, chastened Americans are hoarding more cash in their checking accounts than at any time in the last 25 years. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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To encourage saving, some states turn to prizes

Nearly a dozen states believe they’ve found a way to encourage people to save more money — and have fun doing it. And the idea costs not a dime in state funds. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Dutch tell rebels: Train full of bodies must leave

Dutch forensic investigators told armed separatists guarding train cars full of bodies from the downed Malaysia Airlines jet that the train must be allowed to leave as soon as possible Monday. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Judge asked to lift Fla. Keys gay marriage stay

A Florida Keys judge who last week ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional was asked Monday to permit gay couples to marry in Monroe County despite a pending state appeal. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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