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Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killedTue, 29 Jul 2014 18:38:04 GMTGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant....
China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigationTue, 29 Jul 2014 17:01:37 GMTBEIJING (AP) -- China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders....
China reports deadly attack in northwestTue, 29 Jul 2014 15:50:32 GMTBEIJING (AP) -- A mob armed with knives rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed on Islamic militants, state media reported Tuesday....
Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for IsraelTue, 29 Jul 2014 17:57:10 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess....
Highway, bridge money at risk: Senate to voteTue, 29 Jul 2014 18:33:34 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) -- Racing to adjourn for the summer, the Senate scheduled major votes Tuesday on proposals to keep federal highway funds flowing across the nation - billions of dollars to avert layoffs for construction workers and shutdowns of road and bridge projects just before the November elections....
House to vote on slimmed-down bill for borderTue, 29 Jul 2014 18:13:43 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home. The election-year measure would allow Republicans to say they tried to solve the humanitarian problem in South Texas, even though it stands no chance of becoming law....