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Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed in Gaza

Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza.

NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules

The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain... Read more »

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PLO offers truce as at least 100 killed in Gaza

A senior PLO official proposed a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire Tuesday in the Gaza war, saying he spoke in the name of Hamas, but was contradicted a short while later by a spokesman of the Islamic militant group. Read more »

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Kosovo prosecutor suspects some killed for organs

A special European Union prosecutor said Tuesday he had "compelling indications" that up to ten captives were killed to have their organs harvested for illegal trafficking and black market sale... Read more »

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New Hampshire man charged in teen's disappearance heads to court

A New Hampshire man was due in court Tuesday to face a kidnapping charge in the case of a teenager who vanished after leaving her high school in October and then showed up at home last week. Read more »

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Obama dining with four Kansas City letter writers

President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress... Read more »

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Relieved evacuees return after California wildfire

Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight. Read more »

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Obama to tap rabbi, religious freedom veteran, for ambassador spot

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President Obama Monday said he intends to nominate Rabbi David Saperstein, a veteran religious liberty advocate, as the first non-Christian to serve as U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International... Read more »

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. Read more »

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Judge rules against Donald Sterling, OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Read more »

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. Read more »

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Colorado, Washington senators seek uniform US guidelines on recreational pot

Spurred by the recent Interior Department decision to block the use of federal irrigation water to cultivate marijuana, the four U.S. senators from Washington and Colorado want the White House to... Read more »

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New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in... Read more »

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In a surprising move, Dollar Tree will buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion, the companies announced Monday. Read more »

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Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large... Read more »

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Judge's handgun ruling has DC officials, police scrambling

The District of Columbia's top lawyer on Monday sought to temporarily halt a federal court ruling allowing thousands of city residents with registered handguns — as well as legal gun owners... Read more »

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Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes

A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the... Read more »

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Significant new European sanctions on Russia are expected, U.S. says

The Obama administration expects Europe to adopt significant new sanctions against Russia this week, including against key economic sectors that the Europeans have resisted targeting in the past,... Read more »

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Trial begins for Salt Lake attorney seeking Oklahoma bombing videos, answers

Jesse Trentadue has spent nearly two decades searching for answers in the death of his brother on a path that has led him to question both the government's explanation for the death and whether... Read more »

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Negotiators predict easy passage of bill to overhaul Department of Veterans Affairs

A sweeping proposal to revamp the Department of Veterans Affairs and the nation's medical care for military veterans should have enough support to pass the House and Senate this week before... Read more »

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US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

Virginia's same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the South. Read more »

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Ground Zero cross can stay at 9/11 museum, appeals court rules

A cross-shaped beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center can remain on display in the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero. Read more »

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In Iraq's Mosul, radicals blow up Biblical tombs, impose stark vision of Islam

Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for... Read more »

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Hillary Clinton: US needs an orderly process for border kids

Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S. and opposes changing a... Read more »

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Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate

More than 2,000 Syrians — almost half of them pro-government forces — have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, marking one of the worst death tolls in the country's... Read more »

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Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating plane crash site

Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the... Read more »

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