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  • Gaza conflict day 15: Here's what you need to know
    As Israel's offensive against Hamas entered its 15th day, Secretary of State John Kerry was in Cairo pressing for a truce modeled after the 2012 cease-fire.July 22, 2014
  • Kerry, heading to Egypt, seeks Gaza cease-fire
    According to a New York Times count, Sunday's fighting was the deadliest in the 14-day conflict between Israel and Hamas. Ninety-five Palestinians and 15 Israelis were killed.July 21, 2014
  • 87 Palestinans and at least 13 Israeli soldiers killed Sunday
    A spokesman for Hamas claimed Sunday that the group has captured an Israeli soldier. Israel has not commented on the statement. It's the latest development in a bloody day of fighting between Israel and Hamas.July 20, 2014
  • A shaky truce in Gaza
    A two-hour "humanitarian truce" in the Gaza Strip collapsed almost as soon as it began and fighting has resumed between Hamas militants and Israeli forces. The brief cease-fire, meant to allow both sides to tend to the wounded, was brokered by the Red Cross.July 20, 2014
  • Israelis destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza offensive
    Palestinian authorities reported intensified airstrikes and shelling as the death toll from Israel's ground offensive rose to at least 342 Palestinians.July 19, 2014
  • Israel deepens Gaza push
    Israel's first major ground offensive in Gaza in just over five years came as Egyptian cease-fire efforts stalled. Earlier this week, Israel accepted Cairo's offer to halt hostilities, but Hamas refused, demanding that Israel and Egypt first give guarantees to ease the blockade on Gaza.July 18, 2014
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: What we know
    The passenger jet had nearly 300 people on board; none survived. The plane had not sent a distress signal. It reportedly came apart at cruising altitude, with its wreckage landing in territory held by pro-Russian insurgents. It's widely suspected that a surface-to-air missile brought it down.July 18, 2014
  • U.S. Officials: Malaysian airliner likely shot down
    Malaysia's prime minister said a Malaysia Airlines jetliner did not make any distress call before it went down in Ukraine. He told reporters that Ukrainian authorities believe the plane, on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 280 passengers and 15 crew, was shot down Thursday.July 17, 2014
  • Israel says it has sent ground troops to Gaza
    Israel launched a large-scale ground offensive in the Gaza Strip Thursday, escalating a 10-day military operation to try to destroy Hamas' weapons arsenal, rocket firing abilities and tunnels under the Palestinian territory's border with Israel.July 17, 2014
  • Deported St. Paul man killed, son wants to come back
    Today, CBS News profiled the children of El Salvador, including Raoul, who lived in Saint Paul for eight years. But only his father had temporary legal status. When it expired, the family was deported.July 17, 2014
  • White House faces broad resistance on border bill
    Democratic opposition is hardening to changing a 2008 anti-trafficking law to allow Central American children to be sent home more quickly, even as Republicans demand such changes as their price for supporting any part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion spending request.July 17, 2014
  • U.S. widens sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis
    The Obama administration targeted large banks, as well as energy and defense firms. The sanctions stopped short of covering entire sectors of the Russian economy.July 16, 2014
  • Israeli army agrees to 'humanitarian' pause
    Israeli war planes and naval vessels stepped up their attacks Wednesday, targeting senior Hamas leaders and bombarding a coastal area, where four Palestinian boys were killed.July 16, 2014
  • Hamas meets Egypt truce call with rocket fire
    The situation remained volatile, suggesting Egypt's efforts to end a week of fighting could quickly run aground.July 15, 2014
  • What's causing the latest border crisis? A brief explainer
    Since October, more than 52,000 children -- most from Central America and many of them unaccompanied by adults -- have been taken into custody. That's nearly double last year's total and 10 times the number from 2009.July 15, 2014

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