Here are the stories TIME is watching this Tuesday, July 8.
Israel ramps up airstrikes on Hamas in hopes of ending the rocket fire spurred by the killing of Palestinian and Israeli teenagers.
Washington begins selling recreational marijuana as New York clears medical cannabis with heavy restrictions.
Typhoon Neoguri batters Japan with 120 mile per hour winds, driving rain and 14-foot waves.
And finally, stay off the streets of Pamplona. The annual Running of the Bull has flooded the roads with tourists, runners and dangerous bulls.
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