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Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels, with or without a cease-fire

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip...

The advertising power of Ramadan

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An article in The Atlantic asks why retailers don't promote for Ramadan, but the Muslim holiday is more present in mainstream culture than ever. Read more »

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3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions

The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates to... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Witness: More Oklahoma bombing videos may exist

A police officer who was at the scene of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing said Wednesday during a Utah trial that he saw surveillance cameras at the federal building that may have recorded the attack. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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GOP-led House approves lawsuit against Obama

A sharply divided House has approved a Republican plan to file an election-season federal lawsuit against President Barack Obama. The suit will contend that Obama has exceeded his constitutional... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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George W. Bush writes book about father

His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Century-old pipe break points to national problem

The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky swamp points to the... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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This week in history: Saddam Hussein's Iraq invades Kuwait

On Aug. 2, 1990, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion of Kuwait. By invading the small nation, and mistakenly believing that the U.S. would turn a blind eye, Hussein hoped to erase... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies'

A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called some right-wing Republicans "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes

Michelle Obama is calling on young African leaders to change longtime "attitudes and beliefs" that harm girls and women. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Photos: UCLA wades through damage caused by flooding

A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

Campus sexual assault victims are joining senators on Capitol Hill in announcing legislation designed to make colleges more accountable to rape victims. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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UN chief calls attack on Gaza school 'shameful'

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack on a U.N. school in Gaza that killed at least 16 people early Wednesday as "outrageous" and "unjustifiable," and demanded an immediate... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their month-long summer break trying to sue him... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Shelling of UN school kills 15 as Gaza war rages

Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting on Wednesday, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed by stray bullet

An 8-year-old boy who was sleeping early Wednesday died after a bullet fired from outside went through the home's wall and into his bedroom, hitting him, Detroit police said. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Rights group: Syria using barrel bombs, defying UN

The Syrian government is still indiscriminately bombing civilians with explosives-filled barrels in defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution, an international human rights group said Wednesday. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Child sex trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Senate heads toward vote on border bill

A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border was headed for a procedural vote in the Senate Wednesday despite bickering between Democrats and Republicans over which party is to blame for... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Russia counts cost of new economic sanctions

Russia blasted the West's new economic sanctions on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. of being "prosecutorial" in its drive to impose penalties on the country's key energy and finance sectors. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Most Americans believe the U.S. should offer more support to children at the border

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A new poll found that most Americans across religious and party lines believe the unaccompanied children at the border should be offered support and shelter, and should be seen as refugees, not... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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What happened on the ground the day Flight 17 was downed over Ukraine

It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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