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Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza cease-fire

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire, halting a seven-week war that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians, left tens of thousands in Gaza homeless and devastated entire neighborhoods in the blockaded territory.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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Woman tackles man fleeing police, then taunts him

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A 40-year-old woman tackled a 20-year-old man fleeing from police in Washington state, then taunted him about being taken down by a grandmother.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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Hard to swallow? Burger King may move to Canada

NEW YORK (AP) — Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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Mourners urge black Americans to take action

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — recalling him as a "gentle giant," aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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AP sources: US surveillance planes fly over Syria

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black."

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Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises in escalation

 

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one building and severely damaging the other in a further escalation of seven weeks of cross-border fighting with Hamas.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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