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Israel to Observe 12-Hour Pause in Gaza Offensive: IDF

Israel will observe a 12-hour "humanitarian window" in Gaza on Saturday at 1 a.m. ET, a spokesman for the Israeli Defense Forces said Friday on Twitter. Hamas will also observe the 12-hour ceasefire, a spokesman for the group said, according to the Associated Press. An optimistic U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that he'll continue peace talks in Paris on Saturday and hopes to achieve a seven-day halt to hostilities in honor of the post-Ramadan festival of Eid, which will likely fall on Monday. Eighteen days of fighting have left 867 Palestinians and 38 Israelis, including 35 soldiers, dead. Read »
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EU Extends Ukraine Sanctions

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Man on Overpass in Custody After Shutting Down LA Freeway

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Towering Dust Storm Smothers Phoenix Area

A giant dust storm descended on the Phoenix area Friday evening, leaving 10,000 people without power and reducing visibility in some areas to less than a quarter of a mile. Photos on Twitter show a massive cloud of dust rolling over tiny buildings and streets. A blowing dust advisory was issued by the National Weather Service until 9 p.m. local time. Read »
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13-Year-Old Boy Killed, 6 More Shot in Chicago

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Couple Puts Son in Trunk to "Cure" Fear of Dark

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 10:09 PM
 

He is a 24-hours president and communications allow him to do his job anywhere.  

— White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz answering a question from reporters about whether Pres. Obama needs to return to the White House.
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3 Kids Killed After Carjackers Plow Into Fruit Stand

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Another Florida Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban

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Calif. Lawmaker Charged With Racketeering in Chinatown Crime Probe

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Russia Sending Bigger Weapons to Rebels: U.S.

Russia plans to give pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine more sophisticated weapons, including large caliber multiple launch rocket systems, in the very near future, U.S. defense officials said Friday. Weapons and equipment from Russia continue to flow to separatists in Ukraine unabated and Russia is targeting Ukrainian military sites from across the border, something one Pentagon official said is "unquestionably an escalation." Russia said the accusations are "defamation." Read »
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GOP Works on Slimmed Down Border Bill as Obama Meets Leaders

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Bystanders Capture Violent Robber Who Duct-Taped Woman in NY Home

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Suspect's Mom Arrested in Burglary That Ended in Shooting Death

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Most Border Children With Sponsors Go to Texas, New York