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Gaza Cease-Fire Collapses; Israeli Soldier Is Captured
New York Times
JERUSALEM — A newly agreed cease-fire in the Gaza conflict collapsed hours after it came into effect on Friday with the Israeli military announcing that a soldier appeared to have been captured by Palestinian militants who emerged from a tunnel near Rafah ...
Israel soldier 'captured'BBC News
40 Dead, 150 Injured in Gaza as Cease-Fire CollapsesABC News
Behind the scenes of the short-lived Gaza cease-fireHaaretz
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Wall Street Journal

Gas Explosions in Taiwan Kill at Least 25
Wall Street Journal
Underground explosions in Taiwan's second-largest city triggered fires that ripped through the streets. The WSJ's Jake Lee speaks with Eva Dou about the situation on the ground. TAIPEI—Deadly explosions caused by a gas leak overnight killed at least 25 ...
Powerful gas explosions kill 25 in TaiwanThe Times (subscription)
Taiwan gas blasts in Kaohsiung: 'Blast tore up entire street'BBC News
Donations pouring in for Kaohsiung explosion disaster reliefFocus Taiwan News Channel
Irish Times -Channel News Asia -Mirror.co.uk
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Toronto Star

WHO, CDC See $100 Million Surge for Africa Ebola Battle
Bloomberg
The World Health Organization and the West Africa nations hit hardest by deadly Ebola will pump $100 million into an intensified effort against the disease that will deploy several hundred more health workers. A patient infected with the virus that has killed ...
African Leaders and WHO Intensify Effort to Combat Ebola VirusNew York Times
Ebola: What you need to knowCBS News
Peace Corps removing volunteers as Ebola virus spreads in W. Africa; two ...Washington Post
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USA TODAY

Eric Cantor to step down from Congress on Aug. 18
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been asked to call a special election to replace Eric Cantor in Congress, following the Republican's decision to step down from Congress early and completely end his tenure on Capitol Hill. The former ...
Ex-Majority Leader Cantor to Resign From HouseBloomberg
Kevin McCarthy tested as he begins tenure as House majority leaderLos Angeles Times
Eric Cantor quitting Congress Aug. 18Politico
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CBC.ca

Tropical storm warnings issued for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, elsewhere ahead ...
seattlepi.com
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical storm warnings issued for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, elsewhere ahead of Bertha. Printable Version. Email This · Tweet · Need to Register? X. Remember Me. Forgot your password? Click to View RSS Feed ...
Tropical Storm Bertha approaching the CaribbeanMontana Standard
Tropical Storm Bertha moving northwest, track stays off Florida coastBay News 9

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New York Daily News

CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying
Press of Atlantic City
FILE - This March 11, 2014 file photo shows CIA Director John O. Brennan speaking in Washington. The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed July 31 with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog ...
CIA admits it spied on Senate panelFort Wayne Journal Gazette

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USA TODAY

Witness against ex-Va. gov had limits: no Range Rover
USA TODAY
RICHMOND, Va. — The prosecution's star witness in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell had a limit on his generosity, he said in testimony Thursday. When Maureen McDonnell asked Jonnie Williams, the chief executive of ...
Executive: 'Didn't want anyone to know' of gifts to former Virginia governorReuters
Rolex Passed Among Jurors in Ex-Va. Gov TrialABC News
McDonnell Trial: McDonnells Were Not My Friends, Williams SaysNBC4 Washington
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Wall Street Journal

Solid US Job Gains Expected for 6th Straight Month
ABC News
With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message. Economists predict that the government will say employers added 225,000 jobs in July, according to a survey by data ...
It's Jobs Day. Here's What Yellen, the White House and Others Will Look ForWall Street Journal (blog)
Asia: Stocks lower after economic data disappointsCoutts

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The Guardian

Don't like sci-fi or comics? You'll still like 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Washington Post
If “Guardians of the Galaxy” had tried to be a superhero movie, it would have been in trouble. Not only because it would have been the fourth of its kind this year, but because it would have had to follow the superlative “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” ...
Goofballs in space in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'Boston Globe
Chris Pratt, the Everydude SuperheroDaily Beast
Movie review: Terrific 'Guardians of the Galaxy' soars on performances of Pratt ...The Morning Journal
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One cop in Seattle issues 80% of city's marijuana tickets
Boing Boing
He is a racist, too: "The police department said 36 per cent of the tickets were issued to African-Americans, who make up just eight per cent of the city's population." The unnamed officer has been "reassigned" to another position on the police force, where he ...

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