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House clears way for lawsuit against Obama
Washington Post
House Republicans voted to proceed with a lawsuit against President Obama on Wednesday, saying that his executive actions are so extreme that they violate the Constitution. The nearly party-line vote — all Democrats voted against it, and all but five ...
House to Senate: You're $2 billion shortThe Hill
House Authorizes Lawsuit Against President ObamaHuffington Post
House votes to sue President: Americans will fight tyranny, but is there a better wayDigiNews
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New York Times

Quest for Demilitarization of Gaza Is Seen Getting Netanyahu Only So Far
New York Times
A look at why Israel and Hamas have repeatedly chosen to intensify the violence at every stage of the continuing conflict. Video Credit By Mona El-Naggar on Publish Date July 17, 2014. Image CreditRonen Zvulun/Reuters. Continue reading the main story.
Fresh shells fall near UN school-turned shelter in GazaCNN
Deaths in shelling of Gaza school enrage UNThe News International
IDF to enlist 16000 more reservists as Israel presses on with Gaza operationJerusalem Post
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Ebola virus: The challenge of tackling the virus
BBC News
Scientists have been aware of Ebola virus since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed. Ebola kills up to 90% of those infected, but patients have a better chance of survival if they receive early treatment. It spreads through contact ...
Peace Corps evacuates over Ebola outbreakThe Hindu
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Massive landslide crushes houses in Pune village
Economic Times
A mudslide is seen in Malin village in Pune district on July 30, 2014. A major landslide struck a village in Pune following heavy monsoon rains. PrevNextPlay Slideshow. Most Viewed. Upcoming Cars of 2014 between Rs 5-8 lakh. With more and more people ...
Pune landslide toll reaches 25, rescue operations underwayIndia Today
Pune landslide live: Bad weather, wet soil hampers NDRF rescue operationsFirstpost
Landslide Near Pune: 23 Killed, Over 150 Missing As Rain, Mud Slows RescueNDTV
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House approves $17B for VA upgrades
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
WASHINGTON — U.S. military veterans would have easier access to medical care under a rare bipartisan agreement passed Wednesday by the House and set for final Senate passage by the end of the week. The measure, approved 420-5, would cost about ...
House passes VA reform bill; Senate could vote ThursdayWDAM-TV
Reforming the VAThe Providence Journal
$17B emergency funding for Veterans Affairs health care system passes House ...Tribune-Review
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Argentina defaults for second time
BBC News
Argentina has defaulted on its debt - for the second time in 13 years - after last-minute talks in New York with a group of bond-holders ended in failure. So-called "vulture fund" investors were demanding a full pay-out of $1.3bn (£766m) on bonds they hold.
Argentina slides into default as debt talks
Q. and A.: Exploring What's Behind the Battle Over Argentina's DebtNew York Times
'Vultures' Force Argentina To Edge Of DefaultSky News
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New York Daily News

Jesse Ventura vs. Chris Kyle: A case where no one won
Washington Post
Jesse Ventura just walked away from a defamation lawsuit against late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle with $1.845 million. But the former Minnesota governor and WWE Hall of Famer is clearly walking away with some damage to his reputation as well. A Minnesota ...
The Ventura VerdictThe New Yorker
Chris Kyle trial: Did defense attorneys make a strategic error in Jesse Ventura ...The Oregonian
Jesse Ventura's image and legal battles not overIdaho State Journal
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Fed cites better economy; cuts bond buys again
Citing an improving economy and labor market, the Federal Reserve agreed Wednesday to continue to wind down bond purchases intended to hold down long-term interest rates and spur growth. In a statement after its two-day meeting, the Fed ...
Fed Tunes Into Yellen Still Playing the Blues on Labor MarketBloomberg
Fed keeps short-term interest lowBoston Herald
Federal Reserve Board Votes to Continue Tapering
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Irish Independent

Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near Ukraine crash site
MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russia fought back on Wednesday over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine even as G7 leaders warned of further steps, while Ukraine's government accused pro-Russian rebels of placing land mines near the site of ...
Ukraine Crisis Spurs Reversal in German-Russian TiesWall Street Journal
U.S. Could Move to Sanction Russia Derivatives, Short-Term FundsBloomberg
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British Airways sued over allegations pilot sexually abused girls in East Africa on ...
Fox News
NAIROBI, Kenya – A London law firm is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania during layovers. Leigh Day lawyer Nichola Marshall said Wednesday ...

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