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Kerry Aims for Gaza Cease-Fire

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Here are the stories TIME is following on Monday, July 21:

After allegations of pro-Russian separatists tampering with the MH17 crash site evidence, Secretary of State John Kerry demands the U.S. send investigators to debunk “wild conspiracies.”

Kerry also wants to broker a ceasefire in Gaza, after the deadliest day of fighting in 2 weeks killed at least 78 people.

Edward Snowden says that the NSA shared intercepted explicit photographs around the office.

And finally, just act like nothing happened. A Red Sox ballgirl accidentally caught a ball in play and tried to act casual to cover her mistake.

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