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WATCH: Wreckage Of Costa Concordia Begins Its Final Voyage

By Eyder Peralta on July 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: July 23, 2014 at 2:40 pm

More than two years after the luxury liner wrecked off the Italian island of Giglio, it is finally being moved to a salvage yard in the port of Genoa.

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White House Adviser: Cease-Fire Should Include Demilitarization Of Gaza

By Eyder Peralta on July 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: July 23, 2014 at 1:40 pm

In an interview with NPR, Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken endorsed Israel’s demand that before the conflict ends, Gaza must be demilitarized. It’s a demand Hamas is unlikely to agree to.

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Dutch Day Of Mourning, As Remains Of Some MH17 Victims Come Home

By Eyder Peralta on July 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: July 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm

In its first national day of mourning in more than half a century, the Netherlands came to a standstill as two planes carrying the remains of some victims landed in Eindhoven.

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Gaza Conflict Day 16: Here’s What You Need To Know

By Eyder Peralta on July 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: July 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were in Israel meeting with leaders, attempting to broker a cease-fire.

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Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe’s, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

By Bill Chappell on July 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: July 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm

The recall applies to “certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots” from a California packing company, the FDA says.

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Flight MH17: U.S. Builds Its Case; Plane Wreckage Reportedly Cut Apart

By Bill Chappell on July 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: July 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm

A U.S. spy satellite detected a surface-to-air missile in the area just before the plane went down. Detailed forensic analysis on the wreckage may be complicated; it’s reportedly been cut apart.

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University Would Study Health Issues In Polluted New York Town

By Robert Benincasa on July 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: July 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm

A plant in Tonawanda heats coal into material for the iron and steel industries, releasing toxic chemicals into the air. Residents have long blamed the pollution for several health problems.

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Tree Planted To Honor Beatle Is Killed By Beetles

By Alan Greenblatt on July 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: July 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm

A pine tree planted in Los Angeles in memory of George Harrison is one of several brought down in Griffith Park by an infestation.

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9/11 Commission Issues An Update On Anniversary Of Report

By Bill Chappell on July 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: July 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Saying that the world has changed “dramatically,” the report’s authors write that al-Qaida groups have spread, and the threat for cyberterrorism has grown.

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North Korea Is Not Pleased: Dance Video Features Kim Jong Un

By Bill Chappell on July 21st, 2014 | Last updated: July 21, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Citing a threat to the leader’s dignity, North Korea reportedly asks China to block a video that inserts Kim Jong Un’s image into bizarre situations, all set to a bouncy dance track.

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