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Gaza Conflict: Israel Begins Redeploying Troops

Gaza Conflict: Israel Begins Redeploying TroopsThere are some signs that the current conflict in Gaza is deescalating: As the Israeli paper Haaretz reports, the Israel Defense Forces have started pulling their troops out of Gaza and "stationing the remaining soldiers on hills on the Palestinian side of the border with Israel."

Toledo Mayor Lifts Water Ban, Says ‘Our Water Is Safe’

Toledo Mayor Lifts Water Ban, Says ‘Our Water Is Safe’"Our water is safe." That's the word this morning from Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins, who lifted a 3-day-old ban on using the city's water supply.

Most Of California Reported To Be In ‘Extreme Drought’

Most Of California Reported To Be In ‘Extreme Drought’The latest Drought Monitor report from U.S. agriculture and weather experts finds 58 percent of California in the worst of its four drought levels, in conditions normally seen only once every 50-100 years.

House Cancels Vote On $659 Million Border Security Bill

House Cancels Vote On $659 Million Border Security BillHouse GOP leaders pulled the plug on a $659 million bill to deal with the influx of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. from Central America.

During Transport, A Giraffe In South Africa Hits Head On Overpass, Dies

During Transport, A Giraffe In South Africa Hits Head On Overpass, DiesAs one South African journalist put it on Twitter, this tale is worthy of Aesop: It starts on a South African highway on Thursday. A truck is transporting two giraffes and as you might imagine, it creates a great buzz among drivers.

Kentucky Buoys Noah’s Ark Park With Millions In New Tax Breaks

Kentucky Buoys Noah’s Ark Park With Millions In New Tax BreaksKentucky has approved $18 million in new tax breaks for a controversial Christian theme park that is to feature a 510-foot-long replica of Noah's Ark.

Ebola Patient Will Be Treated In Atlanta Hospital

Ebola Patient Will Be Treated In Atlanta HospitalAn isolation unit at Emory University's hospital in Atlanta will be used in the coming days to house and treat a patient infected with Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 700 people in a recent outbreak in West Africa.

Conflict In Gaza: What You Need To Know Today

Conflict In Gaza: What You Need To Know TodayPerhaps signaling a widening of its offensive in Gaza, Israel called up 16,000 reservists on Thursday. That means Israel has activated 86,000 reservists since the conflict started.

Chances Are Pretty Good That’s A Bill Collector Calling

Chances Are Pretty Good That’s A Bill Collector CallingIn about one-third of U.S. households, the sound of a phone or doorbell ringing may trigger a desire to duck.

McDonald’s Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says

McDonald’s Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency SaysMcDonald's shares responsibility for how workers are treated at its franchised restaurants, the general counsel's office for the National Labor Relations Board announced Tuesday.