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Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

Gaza rocket lands near Israel’s main airport

With the casualty toll mounting on both sides, the international community has stepped up diplomatic efforts and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon met with Egyptian and Israeli officials in a bid to revive a cease-fire proposal that was rejected by Hamas.

Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

“We want a good life or no life,” said the unemployed 44-year-old father of nine whose small scrap metal business fell victim to the blockade last year.

Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

And White House spokesman Josh Earnest immediately announced that millions of consumers will keep getting financial aid for their premiums — billions of dollars in all — as the administration appeals the one adverse decision.

Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children

Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children

“You have to be optimistic and you have to keep on working,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday on MSNBC.

Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls

Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls

It was “a very successful event,” said Abati.

Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

Here’s a look at some numbers on the immigration situation.

FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

“Due to the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict in Israel and Gaza, all flight operations to/from Ben Gurion International Airport by U.S. operators are prohibited until further advised,” the FAA said in its notice to airlines.

Recreational pot qualifies for Oregon ballot

The measure would allow adults 21 and older to buy and possess marijuana.

2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate 

“The 2008 law creates a process that made sense when you’re talking about a limited number of children, the victims of sex trafficking. It doesn’t make sense when you talk about 50,000 unaccompanied minors,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. “The 2008 law wasn’t designed to deal with this situation.”

Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

“This terrible disaster has left a deep wound in our society,” a somber King Willem-Alexander said after meeting the next of kin at a private meeting.