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Vincenzo Nibali Set For Tour De France Victory

By Scott Neuman on July 26th, 2014 | Last updated: July 26, 2014 at 2:41 pm

The 29-year-old cyclist will become the first Italian to wear the yellow jersey into Paris since Marco Pantani in 1998. This year’s event was marked by favorites dropping out early on.

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North Korea Reportedly Tests Short-Range Ballistic Missile

By Scott Neuman on July 26th, 2014 | Last updated: July 26, 2014 at 12:42 pm

It is the latest in a slew of missile tests conducted by North Korea in recent weeks in the lead up to the 61st anniversary of the signing of the an armistice that halted fighting in the Korean War.

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U.N.: Second Black Box Found At Algerian Airliner Crash Site

By Scott Neuman on July 26th, 2014 | Last updated: July 26, 2014 at 9:41 am

The data recorder was recovered from the Air Algerie AH5017 debris field in southern Mali. Investigators are linking Thursday’s crash that killed 118 to bad weather.

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U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya Shut Down Amid Fighting

By Scott Neuman on July 26th, 2014 | Last updated: July 26, 2014 at 11:43 pm

The State Department says personnel are being moved to an alternate location amid an escalation of fighting among rival militant factions in the capital, Tripoli.

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Israel Cabinet Agrees To Extend Cease-Fire Until Sunday

By Scott Neuman on July 26th, 2014 | Last updated: July 27, 2014 at 4:40 am

Israel’s Cabinet has agreed to an additional 24 hours of a humanitarian cease-fire. Hamas however has said any cease-fire that does not include withdrawal is unacceptable.

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Video: Haboob, A Huge Dust Storm, Hits Phoenix Area

By Bill Chappell on July 25th, 2014 | Last updated: July 25, 2014 at 9:42 pm

The storm is commonly referred to as a haboob, from the Arabic word for an intense summer dust storm. Today’s storm hit in time to complicate the Friday afternoon commute.

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12-Hour Cease-Fire Begins In Gaza

By Bill Chappell on July 25th, 2014 | Last updated: July 26, 2014 at 3:40 am

The truce will allow Palestinian civilians to get food and aid where it’s needed, officials say.

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‘I Love Your Country,’ New House Member Tells U.S. Officials

By Bill Chappell on July 25th, 2014 | Last updated: July 25, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Rep. Curt Clawson, a Republican from Florida, tells subcommittee witnesses from two U.S. agencies, “I’m familiar with your country; I love your country.”

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Obama: U.S., Central America Share Responsibility For Influx Of Minors

By Scott Neuman on July 25th, 2014 | Last updated: July 25, 2014 at 9:42 pm

The presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador met at the White House to discuss the steep uptick in unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Bill Allowing Americans To Unlock Cellphones Passes House, Heads To Obama

By Bill Chappell on July 25th, 2014 | Last updated: July 25, 2014 at 6:41 pm

The bill also directs the Librarian of Congress to review whether the exemption should also apply to tablets and other devices.

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