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Israel called up 16,000 reservists, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to destroy tunnels built by Hamas "with or without a ceasefire."
July 31, 2014
The team's effort had been thwarted for a week by heavy fighting. But the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe said experts were finally able to reach the site using a new route.
July 31, 2014
After talks with creditors broke down, the country has defaulted on its debt for the second time in 12 years. This could mean higher interest rates and higher inflation for Argentina.
July 31, 2014
Votes are set Thursday in both the GOP-led House and Democratic-controlled Senate on bills addressing the young migrants seeking refuge. But the competing bills have little chance of being reconciled.
July 31, 2014
In Gaza, the price of drinking water has soared, there's little electricity — and another shortage is beginning: people displaced by the fighting are waiting in long lines to get food.
July 31, 2014
Financial Times reporter Guy Chazan tells Linda Wertheimer that while the world is focused on the crash site of MH17, civilians are dying in battles between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russia rebels.
July 31, 2014
The Colorado River Basin, which supplies irrigation and groundwater for most of the West, is drying up faster than expected. Part of the problem is a drought-driven over-reliance on groundwater.
July 31, 2014
The new call-up follows another day of intensive fighting, in which tank shells struck a U.N. school where Palestinians were sheltering and an airstrike tore through a crowded Gaza shopping area.
July 31, 2014
Mummies from Ancient Egypt, Peru and the U.S. all show signs of hardened arteries. But why? Researchers say bad hygiene, open hearths and maybe some deeply ingrained genetic factors were to blame.
July 31, 2014
More young adults and teens are swapping sun tanning and sightseeing on vacations for working in orphanages, building schools and teaching English abroad.
July 31, 2014
Congress leaves some significant business unfinished as it goes on break. But the talk of Washington and beyond is Wednesday's vote by House republicans to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama.
July 31, 2014
Under new bipartisan legislation, colleges and universities could face strong new penalties for mishandling cases of sexual assault on campus. Critics question whether they can be implemented.
July 31, 2014
Talks between Argentina and holdout bondholders collapsed Wednesday. With no additional talks scheduled, it appears Argentina has defaulted for the second time in about 12 years.
July 31, 2014
Christian Science Monitor reporter Christa Case Bryant tells Renee Montagne why the Israeli army is finding Hamas a more formidable foe now than during the 2009 war.
July 31, 2014
A State Department official said two volunteers were under isolation after having contact with a person who later died of the virus. Ebola has killed more than 670 people in West Africa.
July 30, 2014
A group of senators has introduced legislation aimed at combating sexual assault on college campuses. It would force schools to handle accusations more aggressively and provide advocates for victims.
July 30, 2014
A group of senators has introduced legislation aimed at combating sexual assault on college campuses. It would force schools to handle accusations more aggressively and provide advocates for victims.
July 30, 2014
The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who unable to access VA services to see private doctors.
July 30, 2014
Republicans in the House are holding a floor vote to allow Speaker John Boehner to sue President Obama. They believe the president has overstepped his constitutional authority.
July 30, 2014
House Republicans say that the president has overstepped the bounds of his executive authority. President Obama dismissed the move as a "political stunt."
July 30, 2014

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