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Two U.N. Workers Die in Growing Israeli Assault

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:47am
Israel's nearly three-week incursion into the Gaza Strip has been punctuated by strikes on United Nations facilities and civilian centers.






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That Vending Machine Brownie Can Boost Productivity

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:45am
If you’re stuck working late and vending-machine junk food is your only option for dinner, go ahead — it could boost your productivity.
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Husband of Aid Worker With Ebola Keeps Vigil by Phone

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:36am
The husband of an American aid worker infected with Ebola has been communicating with his wife by phone and from outside their bedroom window in West Africa, their Stateside friends say.
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AK-47 Maker Sends 'Regrets' to U.S. Gun Lovers

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:18am
Sanctions may wipe out a recent deal Kalashnikov signed to deliver up to 200,000 guns a year for the next five years to U.S.
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Large Fire Burns Libyan Fuel Depot

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:18am
Fighting between militia groups sparks a fire near the Tripoli airport. The facility contains more than 15 million gallons of fuel.
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New Mexico Teen's Invention Prevents Hot-Car Deaths

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:15am
Alissa Chavez, a high school senior, has a patent for a device she calls "The Hot Seat," a pad placed inside a child's car seat or booster seat.
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Obama's Executive Action on Immigration Looms

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:10am
The humanitarian crisis at the border hasn’t seemed to change the White House's calculation.
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Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Reveal Album Release Date

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:47am
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga rolled into the TODAY plaza with style — in a Rolls Royce — to make a big announcement.






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Retirement Home Shelled as Ukraine Battles Intensify

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:20am
Ukrainian forces have been pushing rebel units back towards their two main urban strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk.






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U.S. to Accuse Russia of Breaking Nuclear Treaty

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:09am
President Barack Obama has told Vladimir Putin the U.S. will formally cite Moscow for violating the ban on tests of ground-launched cruise missiles.






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Sailing the Polynesian Waters to Save Them

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:02am
Preservationists set sail on a three-year, worldwide journey using only traditional Polynesian canoes to call for better protection of their waters.
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Deadly Invader: Six Things to Know About Ebola

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 7:55am
It’s deadly, there’s no cure, and yes, it could come here.






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Fishermen 'Lucky to Be Alive' After Eight Hours Adrift

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 7:27am
Their 30-foot vessel sank so rapidly that they did not have time to send a distress signal.






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Tuesday's Top 6 News Stories

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 7:18am
From the discovery of the missing Algerian plane over Africa to increased protests in Gaza, see the stories we’re following.
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Israel Is 'Rabid Dog' Attacking Innocents: Iran Leader

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 7:13am
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday urged Muslims to arm Palestinians to enable them to counter what he termed genocide.
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Lobster Trap Snags Whale-Watch Boat, Stranding 163

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 7:05am
A whale watch boat stranded overnight off the shore of Salem, Massachusetts, is finally heading home after getting snagged on a lobster trap rope.
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Airlines Push for War Zone Advice After MH17 Attack

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 6:49am
Airlines will push for neutral information about the safety of airspace over war zones Tuesday at a global summit in the wake of the MH17 disaster.






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Brain Scientist Pointed Gun at Women in Airport: Cops

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 6:43am
A brain scientist was arrested on suspicion of pointing a rifle toward a woman and her 17-year-old daughter inside a busy Phoenix airport terminal.






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Worker Killed, Three Hurt as Blast Rocks Fish Plant

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 5:41am
A worker was killed and three others were injured in an explosion at the Omega Protein fish processing plant on the Mississippi coast.
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Deadly Invader: Six Things to Know About Ebola

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 5:01am
It’s deadly, there’s no cure, and yes, it could come here.






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