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Lawmakers Announce $17 Billion Deal Intended To Fix VA System

By Eyder Peralta on July 28th, 2014 | Last updated: July 29, 2014 at 10:53 am

The package would overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and provide extra funding to hire more doctors and nurses. Lawmakers unveiled the plan on Monday.

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Book News: The Clash Of The Comic(-)Cons

By Annalisa Quinn on July 28th, 2014 | Last updated: July 29, 2014 at 10:53 am

Also: an excerpt of Haruki Murakami’s new book; notable books coming out this week.

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Vincenzo Nibali First Italian In 15 Years To Win Tour De France

By Scott Neuman on July 27th, 2014 | Last updated: July 27, 2014 at 2:40 pm

The cyclist had dominated the Tour, wearing the yellow jersey through all but two stages of the grueling three-week competition.

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U.S.: Satellite Images Show Russian Rockets Hitting Ukraine

By Scott Neuman on July 27th, 2014 | Last updated: July 27, 2014 at 5:42 pm

The State Department says the photos show burn marks from the firing of multiple rocket launchers inside Russia and resulting craters on the other side of the border.

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Judges Overturns D.C. Ban On Handguns In Public

By Scott Neuman on July 27th, 2014 | Last updated: July 27, 2014 at 12:40 pm

A district court judge says the law that prohibited people from carrying handguns outside their homes violates the Second Amendment.

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Birth Of 100-Millionth Person In Philippines Greeted With Joy, Concern

By Scott Neuman on July 27th, 2014 | Last updated: July 27, 2014 at 11:41 am

Chonalyn, a 6-pound girl, was born Sunday morning in a Manila hospital. But the head of the country’s population commission says it will be a challenge to provide for so many people.

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Libyan Conflict Rages After U.S. Shuts Embassy

By Scott Neuman on July 27th, 2014 | Last updated: July 27, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Fighting in the country’s east has killed at least 38 people since the U.S. on Saturday temporarily closed its embassy in the capital, citing security concerns.

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Fighting Near MH17 Crash Site In Ukraine Thwarts Investigators

By Scott Neuman on July 27th, 2014 | Last updated: July 27, 2014 at 2:40 pm

NPR’s Corey Flintoff, reporting from Donetsk, Ukraine, says government forces appear to be gaining ground against rebels who control the wreckage site.

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Israel Resumes Gaza Offensive As Hamas Offers New Cease-Fire

By Camila Domonoske on July 27th, 2014 | Last updated: July 28, 2014 at 12:41 am

A proposed 24-hour extension to Saturday’s humanitarian cease-fire didn’t last past Sunday morning. Hamas, which rejected that truce, says it is now willing to accept a new cease-fire.

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Ukrainian Troops Said Poised To Retake Rebel-Held Donetsk

By Scott Neuman on July 26th, 2014 | Last updated: July 26, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Kiev’s forces have been advancing on key rebel stronghold in hopes of forcing a collapse of the separatist movement.

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