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Tripoli International Airport in Libya's capital city was shut down Sunday following violence that left seven people dead and injured 36, and led the United Nations to temporarily move some of its... staff out of the country.
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The attack was primarily aimed at the city of al-Arish
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Vatican denies Pope quote thatCalling the problem "a leprosy in our house," Pope Francis said that about 2 percent of the world's Catholic clerics are pedophiles, an Italian newspaper said Sunday. Pope Francis vowed...
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Japanese PM Abe'sPrime Minister Shinzo Abe faces backlash just weeks after reversing Japan's security policy
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Even if rockets remain, Israel hopes massive air campaign will deter Hamas from firing again
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Seoul: North Korea FiresNorth Korea on Monday fired artillery shells into waters near its sea border with South Korea
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Babe Ruth's 1918 contractBabe Ruth's 1918 contract -- inked two years before he became a Yankee legend -- sold for more than $1 million at a Baltimore auction. The high-end sale came one...
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Three months of protests and the demand remains the same. In Abuja, Nigerians are pressuring the government into rescuing the remaining girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
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U.S. Sees Risks in Assisting a Compromised Iraqi Force

The New York Times - 14 Jul 2014 03:52
U.S. Sees Risks in Assisting aMany units are deeply infiltrated by either Sunni extremist informants or Shiite personnel backed by Iran, a classified report says.
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Israeli raids on Gaza enter seventh day

Al Jazeera English - 14 Jul 2014 03:45
Israel keeps up deadly air strikes and artillery fire as Gazans flee the north and diplomatic impetus grows.
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Sweet tooth: A hedgehog goes to the dentist

New York Post - 14 Jul 2014 23:37
Sweet tooth: A hedgehog goesWant to see the most adorable thing ever? Look no further than this hedgehog’s trip to the dentist. We can’t even, either.
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You Won't Believe Who ThisTom White of Omaha, Nebraska, has shot to social media fame after a picture of him featuring Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett was posted to Twitter and Instagram on Sunday.
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'Dead' girl wakes up in coffinA 3-year-old girl who was pronounced dead after a fever woke up a day later -- in a coffin, during her funeral ceremony.
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State governors from both parties have reacted cooly to efforts by the Obama administration to gain their support for placing thousands of unaccompanied Central American children with friends or... family members.
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Israel says it's downed drone along southern coast as Gaza conflict enters 7th day
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French Interior Minister Manuel Valls condemned attempted attacks by pro-Palestinian protesters on two Paris synagogues Sunday, the Business Insider reported. Hundreds of worshipers were trapped for... hours and police kept back the violent protestors, who tried to force their way in with bats and chairs.
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Missing American's Mom 'WantsAuthorities in Mexico are investigating whether human remains found in a remote area of Mexico could be the body of an American traveler who has been missing since January.
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NY Politicians Support Israel

Boston - 14 Jul 2014 23:54
Pro-Palestinian supporters gather in New York City Monday to make their voices heard. The demonstrators protesting against a group of politicians who gathered at City Hall to express their support for... Israel and its use of force against Gaza. "We stand here to say that Democrats and Republicans all across the political spectrum support the U.S.-Israel alliance. And we're here as New Yorkers to say no to terrorism, no to Hamas."
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Communications between the former New England Patriots star tight end and higher-ups in the organization were included in an inventory of evidence given to defense attorneys.
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The ADC cited the Obama administration's continued support of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza as well as evidence they had spied on prominent Muslim leaders as a reason for protesting the event. 
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Economist: LeBron James WorthBut a lot would have to go exactly right
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Utah guardsman kills university student, 1 other person before fatally shooting self
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A 50-year-old Saugus man allegedly shot and killed his dog on Sunday after it bit a 9-month-old. He faces several charges including illegal possession of a firearm and animal cruelty.
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The Boxing Business

The New Yorker - 14 Jul 2014 23:45
The Boxing BusinessLast year was a good one for boxing. In December, when Sports Illustrated looked back at 2013, the magazine announced that the promoter of the year was Richard Schaefer, a former banker from... Switzerland who was the C.E.O. of Golden Boy. The company, founded by the boxing star Oscar De La Hoya, had become one of the most powerful forces in the sport, thanks in part to its partnership with Floyd Mayweather. Golden Boy was the co-promoter of Mayweather’s fight against Saúl (Canelo) Álvarez, another Golden Boy client, last September; it was said to be the most lucrative pay-per-view fight of all time, bringing in about a hundred and fifty million dollars. The magazine’s verdict was simple, and sane: “Golden Boy has a bright future.” ...
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Troubadork

Slate - 14 Jul 2014 23:45
Even in the age of YouTube and the viral video, "Weird Al" Yankovic is still master of his genre. In honor of his new album, Mandatory Fun, out July 15, he is releasing eight videos over the course... of eight days. In 2006, Sam Anderson explained what defines Yankovic's particular brand of parody. His original piece on Yankovic is republished below. 
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