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Israeli airstrikes, Rafah, Gaza Strip

Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

Cease-fire fails in 90 minutes

The latest attempt at a cease-fire in Gaza disintegrated Friday before it ever really took hold amid accusations that Palestinian militants killed two Israeli soldiers and captured one.

Blaming Hamas and its militant allies for the attack on the sold...

Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol

From Samaritan's Purse/From SIM

Ebola patients coming to US triggers fears

The Ebola virus is coming to the United States for what's thought to be the first time, as two Americans return home after getting infected while helping others cope with the outbreak ravaging West Africa.

The first patient is expected to arrive in th...

Ebola virus

CDC

Ebola outbreak: What you need to know

Fear over Ebola is growing as international leaders and health organizations struggle to try to stop the deadly epidemic in West Africa.

The Ebola outbreak "is moving faster than our efforts to control it," Margaret Chan, director-general of the Worl...

Immigration demonstration White House

REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

News overload pushes stories to wayside

With the Israel-Gaza crisis, an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and an investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 dominating the headlines, you may have missed other big stories unfolding around the globe.

Obama speaks to reporters 8-1-14

REUTERS/Larry Downing

Obama: US used torture after 911 attacks

President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday that the United States "crossed a line" and tortured al Qaeda detainees after the 9/11 terror attacks.

The comments at a White House news conference were the President's strongest on the controversial subject...

Russian soldier instagrams from Ukraine

From Sanya Sotkin

Oops! Russian soldier Instagrams himself in Ukraine

A man who identifies himself as a Russian soldier may have inadvertently taken two damning selfies.

Bertha NHC

National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Bertha barreled toward the northern end of the island of Martinique in the eastern Caribbean on Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and was churning through the Atlantic at 24 mph...

Wisconsin stabbing

WISN

Court: Slenderman suspect incompetent

One of the 12-year-olds charged with stabbing a friend to impress the fictional Internet bogeyman Slenderman was deemed incompetent to stand trial Friday -- at least for now -- according to court documents.

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NYC chokehold death ruled homicide

A police officer's chokehold on a New York City man last month caused his death and has been ruled a homicide.

Job fair

CNN

Unemployment rate rises to 6.2%

After gangbusters jobs growth in June, hiring slowed to a less impressive pace in July.

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