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The fighting in Gaza has left more than 500 people dead. The State Department said it was deeply concerned about the risk of further escalation.
The Florida Republican, with one eye on the White House, tells NPR’s Morning Edition that there’s a role for government to play in opening access to higher education and job training.
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11′s Lunar Module, Eagle, touched down in the moon’s Sea of Tranquility, marking humankind’s first journey to another world.
The nation’s No. 2 tobacco manufacturer was slapped with the whopping punitive damages award in the death of a 36-year-old man of lung cancer in 1996.
Hamas claims to have captured an Israeli soldier; Israel’s U.N. ambassador denies that any Israeli soldiers have been kidnapped, according to Reuters.
Actor James Garner, whose wise-cracking but affable character made hits out of the TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, has died. He was 86.
The U.S. secretary of state says a mix of U.S. intelligence and social media reports “points a very clear finger at the separatists” having brought down the plane with a surface-to-air missile.
Virginia Democrat Rep. Jim Moran and a dozen others are on the list of people who will not be allowed to travel to Russia.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he had a “very intense” conversation with Vladimir Putin about the Russian leader using his influence with Moscow-backed rebels to secure access to the scene.