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Palestinian mourners cry at Gaza City's al-Shifa hospital after an explosion killed at least seven children in a public playground in the beachfront Shati refugee camp on July 28, 2014.

Bloody Day in Gaza

Israel and Hamas traded blame for explosions at a refugee camp and a hospital in Gaza that left at least 10 children dead and scores wounded

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D.C. Gun Ban Struck Down

The ban on carrying handguns outside the home is unconstitutional and violates the Second Amendment, a federal judge ruled on Monday

WASHINGTON GIANT PANDA

Richard Nixon Asked a Reporter to Watch Panda Sex

A new book details the former president’s keen interest making sure pandas Ling Ling and Hsing Hsing, gifted to the United States in 1972 by former Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, got busy. "Now, if they don’t learn it, they’ll get over here and nothing will happen"

A Southwest Airlines Co. Terminal Ahead Of Earnings Figures

FAA Proposes $12M Fine Against Southwest Airlines

The Federal Aviation Administration proposed a $12 million fine against Southwest Airlines for allegedly not complying with safety regulations during Boeing 737 jetliner repairs, the second largest fine in FAA history

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Judge: Clippers Sale Final

A judge ruled against Donald Sterling's attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

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House Passes Bill to Update Sunscreen Review Process

The Sunscreen Innovation Act (H.R. 4250), which would change some of the procedural steps that can draw out the review process and was created in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration, is the first major update to the review process since the 1990s

Leaked Nunn Memos Exemplify Campaign Calculation

Documents leaked by a conservative magazine offer a rare inside look at campaign strategy--giving a clear outline of the Michelle Nunn campaign's perceptions of the candidate's weaknesses as a moderate Democrat in the conservative state of Georgia

Ebola in Liberia

Liberia Closes Borders to Curb Ebola Outbreak

All non-major entry points were sealed off in a bid to curb the largest Ebola outbreak on record that has killed scores in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, including one of Liberia's most high-profile doctors