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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...

$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet... Read more »

July 29, 2014

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US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

Spurred to new action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, followed swiftly by a new round of U.S.... Read more »

July 29, 2014

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House panel condemns Obama for prisoner swap

A bitterly divided House panel on Tuesday voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the May swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five... Read more »

July 29, 2014

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OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

Think you're in control? Think again. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out, Ballmer in

and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Donald Trump says his Buffalo Bills bid unlikely to win

Donald Trump says he is unlikely to be the next owner of the Buffalo Bills because he's "not going to do something totally stupid" to make the team his. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Brothers charged in death of teen who stole bike

Two northeast Ohio brothers used separate cars to fatally hit a 17-year-old boy who had robbed them of a dirt bike at gunpoint in Cleveland, police reports said. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Woman forgives husband who left son in hot car

A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he is an amazing father and that she forgives him. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Attorney general: reduce privacy in child cases

Vermont Attorney William Sorrell said Tuesday lawmakers should consider reducing the privacy of cases handled by the Department for Children and Families and other state agencies investigating the abuse and neglect of children. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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US: No sign Russia helping to ease Ukraine fight

The United States on Tuesday said Russia has "not shown a shred of evidence" that it is willing to help end the violence between the Ukraine separatists backed by Moscow and the government that is... Read more »

July 29, 2014

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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,197

As of Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at least 2,197 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press... Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Democrats have million-dollar day on impeachment

House Democrats are cashing in on chatter about impeaching President Barack Obama, raising $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Federal Reserve is weighing key issues but may reveal little

This much is clear: The Federal Reserve will make another cut this week in its monthly bond purchases, which have been aimed at keeping long-term loan rates low. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Conference committee approves $17B VA health bill

House and Senate negotiators have approved a compromise bill to spend about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Soldiers get $92M in debt relief under settlement

Thirteen states have settled an investigation into improper lending with a court agreement that is expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for 17,800 U.S. military personnel. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Georgia girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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

National Edition

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 »

July 29, 2014

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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 »

July 29, 2014

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To commemorate World War 1, reverend helps believers respond to war through prayer

National Edition

The Rev. Gina Gilland Campbell has prepared sermon suggestions, sample prayers and a list of appropriate Bible verses to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I. Read more »

July 28, 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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