TIME Morning Must Reads

Morning Must Reads: July 28

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson—Getty Images

In the News: UN calls for Gaza cease-fire; Investigators blocked from Ukraine crash site; Negotiators come to agreement on VA reform; and guns and narcotics in Afghanistan

  • “International efforts to end the devastating three-week-old Gaza war intensified Monday with the U.N. Security Council calling for an “immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire” in the conflict that has already claimed the lives of more than 1,035 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.” [Washington Post]
  • Even Gaza truce is hard to win, Kerry finds [NYT]
  • Fighting forces MH17 investigators to turn back again in Ukraine [CNN]
  • Afghanistan awash in guns and narcotics [TIME]
  • “This week, Republicans find themselves with the opportunity to set the narrative for the August recess. They will either go home having passed a bill to deal with the unaccompanied children coming primarily from Central America — and spend August talking about how Democrats didn’t help. Or they will fail, giving way to renewed criticism about their inability to rally around legislation to resolve what they themselves called a crisis.” [Politico]
  • Congressional negotiators strike VA reform deal [TIME]
  • How to grow female candidates [National Journal]
  • “The economy is, finally, improving. But it is not helping Democrats much in the battle for control of the Senate.” [The Hill]
  • 6 reasons Senate Republicans should be optimistic—and concerned about election day [Roll Call]

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