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3-Day Gaza Cease-Fire Goes Into Effect After Heavy Fighting

1 hour 38 min ago

The cease-fire, announced hours earlier by the U.S. and the U.N., started at 8 a.m. local time Friday. Israel and Hamas both said they would respect it but would respond to attacks.

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Ebola Patient Will Be Treated In Atlanta Hospital

7 hours 15 min ago

An isolation unit at Emory University's hospital will be used to treat a patient infected with Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 700 people in a recent outbreak in West Africa.

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Most Of California Reported To Be In 'Extreme Drought'

8 hours 46 min ago

About 58 percent of California is currently in the worst of the four drought levels used by experts, in conditions normally seen only once every 50-100 years.

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Israel And Hamas Agree To 3-Day Cease-Fire, U.N. Says

9 hours 54 min ago

The truce begins Friday morning local time. Envoys will travel to Cairo to negotiate a possible longer peace deal.

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When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions

10 hours 3 min ago

China has been a big and growing market for U.S. corn. But then farmers started planting a kind of genetically engineered corn that's not yet approved in China, and the Chinese government struck back.

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As Ebola Surges, CDC Sends Aid And Warns Against Travel

10 hours 5 min ago

It will take at least three to six months to contain the largest Ebola outbreak in history, the health agency says. Fifty-seven people have died in four days, raising the death toll to 729.

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On Either Side Of Gaza, Leaders' Gain Support — But Blame Game Awaits

11 hours 23 min ago

Nearly a month into the war in Gaza, pollsters have been taking a look at how attitudes in the region have changed among Israelis and Palestinians.

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Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who's Still Lighting Up

11 hours 29 min ago

Analysts say the merger of Reynolds American and Lorillard is driven by the changing demographics of smoking. But the lower smoking rate masks a more complex and varied pattern of cigarette usage.

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With Prosecutors Circling, Ethics Questions Get Serious For N.Y. Governor

11 hours 33 min ago

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing reports that his administration interfered with the work of an anti-corruption commission that he created — and then abruptly disbanded.

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In Obama's Foreign Policy, Some See Patience; Some See Passivity

11 hours 33 min ago

Foreign policy was once a strong suit for President Obama, but polls now show widespread disapproval of his handling of foreign affairs. The White House insists that Obama is leading the way in global hot spots like Ukraine, but his cautious and measured strategy may require more patience than many Americans are willing to grant.

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CIA Director Apologizes For Meddling In Senate Computers

11 hours 33 min ago

Months after denying that the CIA could have been snooping on Senate staff, agency director John Brennan has apologized to Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss.

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Facing Conservative Opposition, House Republicans Nix Border Bill Vote

11 hours 33 min ago

House GOP leaders have abruptly canceled a vote on their own bill meant to address the surge of unaccompanied minors at the Mexican border. An effort to pass a pared down version of President Obama's request was blocked by a group of Tea Party conservatives. NPR's Senior Correspondent Ron Elving discusses the state of play.

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To Understand Putin's Policy, Dissect The Kremlin's Inner Circles

11 hours 33 min ago

Some foreign policy analysts say that factions in Moscow are competing to influence Russian President Vladimir Putin as he decides policy on Ukraine. Others say that Putin is pursuing his own line.

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Facing A Mass-Mailing Deadline, Lawmakers Get Frank Fast

11 hours 33 min ago

According to federal election law, members of Congress can't do official mass mailings — or other mass communications — within 90 days of an election. That deadline is approaching.

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Star Witness Steps Up To The Stand In McDonnell's Corruption Trial

11 hours 33 min ago

The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell continues to unfold, as the prosecution's feature witness, Star Scientific's Jonnie Williams, testified against McDonnell and his wife.

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Sierra Leone Declares Quarantine, As Ebola Outbreak Worsens

11 hours 33 min ago

A surge of new cases in West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak has health officials worried that the epidemic is getting worse. Sierra Leone, for one, has declared a state of emergency, sending in troops to quarantine some of the hardest hit communities.

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Facing A Mass-Mailing Deadline, Lawmakers Get Frank Fast

11 hours 34 min ago

A big week in congressional mailing: Members of Congress can't use "franking" to send mass mailings during a blackout that starts 90 days before an election. That deadline is approaching.

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With Prosecutors Circling, Ethics Questions Get Serious For N.Y. Governor

11 hours 34 min ago

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing reports that his administration interfered with the work of an anti-corruption commission that he created — and then abruptly disbanded.

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In Obama's Foreign Policy, Some See Patience; Some See Passivity

11 hours 34 min ago

Foreign policy was once a strong suit for President Obama, but polls now show widespread disapproval of his handling of foreign affairs.

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In Debt Duel, It Was Argentina V. Paul Singer

11 hours 34 min ago

Argentina has defaulted on billions of dollars of government debt, and it's partly due to a bunch of New Yorkers. Forbes writer Agustino Fontevecchia explains the confrontation between Argentina and a New York-based hedge fund manager named Paul Singer.

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