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Israel, Hamas Agree To More Talks As Truce Appears To Hold

Israel, Hamas Agree To More Talks As Truce Appears To HoldA 72-hour truce, mediated by Egypt, between Israel and Hamas that began shortly after midnight today appeared to hold but the two sides seemed no closer to a settlement to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip that has left nearly 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 67 Israelis, mostly soldiers, dead.

Storms, Aftershocks Hurt Rescue Efforts Following Deadly China Quake

Storms, Aftershocks Hurt Rescue Efforts Following Deadly China QuakeRescue teams are scrambling to find survivors of an earthquake that rocked southern China on Sunday and that Chinese officials say killed at least 398 people and injured at least 1,800 others.

U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa Processing

U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa ProcessingThe U.S. State Department's global database for processing visas and passports is experiencing problems that could cause delays for millions of people around the world who are awaiting travel documents.

James Garner, Of The ’70s TV Show ‘The Rockford Files,’ Dies

James Garner, Of The ’70s TV Show ‘The Rockford Files,’ DiesActor James Garner, whose wise-cracking but affable character made hits out of the TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, has died. He was 86.

In Response To Dwindling Applications, Peace Corps Makes Big Changes

In Response To Dwindling Applications, Peace Corps Makes Big ChangesIn a bid to shore up sagging numbers, the Peace Corps on Tuesday announced significant changes to its application process.

Death Toll Rises To 120 In Israeli Airstrikes On Gaza

Death Toll Rises To 120 In Israeli Airstrikes On GazaAt least 120 people in the Gaza Strip have been killed in Israeli airstrikes as both sides exchange fire across the tense border. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports that Israeli tanks and reserve troops are poised for a possible ground invasion.

Eileen Ford, Creator Of The Supermodel, Dies At 92

Eileen Ford, Creator Of The Supermodel, Dies At 92Eileen Ford, who is credited with inventing the modern modeling business and in the process launching the careers of supermodels such as Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley and Naomi Campbell, has died at 92.

Ukraine And Militants Continue A Standoff In Donetsk

Ukraine And Militants Continue A Standoff In DonetskComing off of two victories this weekend, Ukraine is calling for pro-Russian separatists to lay down their arms in Donetsk before taking part in peace talks. Rebels in the city are reportedly preparing to resist Ukraine's forces.

More Than 50 People Were Shot In Chicago Over The Holiday Weekend

More Than 50 People Were Shot In Chicago Over The Holiday WeekendAt least 50 people were shot in Chicago, 12 of them fatally, in a wave of violence over the long Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Ukrainian Forces Retake Key Rebel Stronghold In East

Ukrainian Forces Retake Key Rebel Stronghold In EastUkrainian troops have retaken the key stronghold of Slovyansk from pro-Russian forces in a sign that Kiev may be regaining control over the country's east, months after insurgents swept through the region establishing a self-proclaimed independent republic.
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