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Gun-toting pro-Russia beautyShe's a mom on a mission. This assault-rifle-toting blond patrolled the grounds outside an eastern Ukraine kindergarten Tuesday. Looking more like the star of a playground action flick than a...
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Japanese nuclear plant clears major safety hurdle, may be first to restart in fall
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Many residents of Gaza City said they were tired of the bombings by Israel and the cycle of war, but were steadfast in support of an end to economic restrictions by Egypt and Israel.
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Navy Nurse Refuses Gitmo ForceA detainee described the act as a conscientious objection
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An Israeli airstrike on Wednesday killed four children — all members of the same family — and wounded several others on a Gaza beach in front of a hotel packed with foreign journalists. The first... shell hit around 4 p.m. local time, while a second strike hit survivors as they ran up the beach toward the safety of the hotel. The Guardian's Peter Beaumont, who watched the strikes hit from the hotel terrace, called it a "personal low point" to have administered first aid, along with other journalists, to wounded children. He offered this deeply distressing account of the attack: Pulling... More
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Airbus wants to patent aAirbus has a seat concept that looks like an apparatus of torture rather than a comfortable perch for passengers.
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Issa slams White House overThe chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee attacked the Obama administration late Tuesday after the White House said a top political aide to the president would defy a... subpoena and not appear at a hearing investigating the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach.
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Thousands flee as typhoon hits Philippines

Al Jazeera English - 16 Jul 2014 04:55
Authorities evacuate almost 150,000 people and shut down Manila as typhoon Rammasun surges through the capital.
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ISIS, the militant group that controls large parts of Iraq and Syria, has distributed a recruiting video using Andre Poulin, a Canadian who converted to Islam and later died in battle.
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Immigration activist detained,WASHINGTON -- A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who became a crusader for immigration reform after entering the US illegally as a child was detained by Texas Border Patrol agents for eight...
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Twenty years after the Rwandan genocide ended, world leaders are still lamenting so little was done to stop the slaughter of an estimated 800,000 people. Leaders including former U.S. President Bill... Clinton say if they had it to do over again, they would step in.
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Libyan airspace is now closed following clashes at the Tripoli airport that killed 13 and wounded 30, Maltan Air Traffic Services and Libyan pilots said. Ok now confirmed. Received Email from Malta... Control. WEST LIBYAN AIRSPACE will be shut until July 16th. Only airport operating is labraq
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Friendship Ends in Murder WhenIn a look back at how a friendship ended in murder, here is a timeline of events of leading up to and after Skylar Neese’s death.
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Heaps of bricks. Mangled cars. Scattered debris. Residents of a small town in eastern Afghanistan are still assessing the damage from Tuesday's deadly car bombing. The car exploded as it sped through... what was then a crowded market. Now it's a graveyard where at least 89 people were killed.
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6 Tips for Using Bold Color in the Home

The Huffington Post - 16 Jul 2014 22:55
6 Tips for Using Bold Color inIn these 6 interiors, interior designers and architects elect to make bold and colorful design moves. By making dramatic statements with bright color combinations, the spaces come alive with... creativity and uniqueness. 1. Pick a Bright Backdrop that Reflects the Colors in the Room. Design by Rachel Blindauer Interior Design 2. Add Maximum Color for Maximum Impact in a Small Space. Design by Summer Thornton Design, Inc. 3. Use an Accent Wall to Add a Pop of Color. Design featured in Elle Decor 4. Mix Several Shades with White to Prevent Color Overload. Design by Mona Ross Berman Interiors 5. Pair Contrasting Colors in Softer Shades to Create a Cohesive Scheme. Design by Robert Passal Interior & Architectural Design 6. Don't Be Afraid to Try Unexpected Color Choices! Designs by John Barman...
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An enormous lobster that's been sitting in the tanks at a Scituate fish market is about to head back to the open ocean because the market's owner apparently forgot that his oversized red crustacean is... basically a giant buttery sandwich in a shell.
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Five Best Wednesday Columns

The Atlantic Wire - 16 Jul 2014 17:52
Alan Dershowitz on misleading media coverage of Israel, Jill Lawrence on immigration reform, Thomas Friedman on Gaza, John Taylor on monetary policy, and Anna Marie Cox on voter ID laws. 
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Ku Klux Klan Hands Out Candy(SENECA, S.C.) -- Some residents in northwestern South Carolina say they found bags of candy on their street containing a piece of paper asking them to join the Ku Klux Klan. Residents in an Oconee... County subdivision found the bags Saturday night or Sunday morning. The paper said “Save Our Land, Join the Klan.” It…
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Remembrance of the Tank Man of Tiananmen Square of 1989. Recalling not just the symbolism which has lived on, but the human beings involved in the iconic moment.
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Manila in Typhoon Chaos

Boston - 16 Jul 2014 08:05
Typhoon Rammasun is the strongest to hit the Philippines this year. Its arrival in Manila with winds gusting up to 185 kilometres an hour brought with it power cuts and storm surges to Manila Bay.... Nearly 150, 000 people have been evacuated from their homes in low-lying and coastal areas. It's also force the closure of government offices, schools, businesses and financial markets on Wednesday. Dozens of international and domestic flights have been cancelled.
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VIENNA/NAIROBI
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Confrontation in Gaza: AfterAfter a short, one-sided cease-fire, Israel and Hamas on Tuesday resumed their latest battle in the Gaza Strip.
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Protesters descend on ArizonaProtesters carrying "Return to Sender" and "Go home non-Yankees" signs faced off with immigrant rights activists Tuesday in a small Arizona town after a sheriff said a bus filled with Central American... children was on its way.
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