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    What U.S. intelligence knows about Flight 17 shoot-down

    by David Martin / CBS News on Jul 22, 18:44

    We are no closer to finding out who fired the sophisticated missile that blasted Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the sky as the Boeing 777 cruised 6 miles above the war in eastern Ukraine. Russia supports the Ukrainian rebels. U.S. intelligence said Tuesday it’s most likely that those rebels fired a Russian-supplied missile at what […]

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    Last body found in Washington mudslide

    by Associated Press on Jul 22, 12:20

    Search and rescue personnel believe they have found the last body from the March 22 mudslide that killed 43 people in Oso, Washington. Although the search for victims ended in April, workers have been screening debris and watching for the body of 44-year-old Molly Kristine “Kris” Regelbrugge (reg-el-BREW’-gee). Her husband, Navy Cmdr. John Regelbrugge III, […]

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    2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

    by Associated Press on Jul 20, 17:30

    Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Force were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip. Stuart Steinberg confirmed the death of his 24-year-old son Max Steinberg to The Associated Press on Sunday. Steinberg, whose family lives in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley, was a sharpshooter for the Golani Brigade and was one […]

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    Thousands flee as Israel escalates Gaza ground offensive

    by CBS/AP on Jul 20, 10:03

    Escalating their ground offensive, Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes battled Hamas militants in a crowded neighborhood of Gaza City early Sunday. The fighting, including heavy Israeli tank fire, killed scores of Palestinians, forced thousands to flee and damaged or destroyed dozens of homes. Palestinian health officials reported at least 65 people killed as […]

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    Ukraine rebels claim to have black boxes, have moved bodies to trains

    by CBS/AP on Jul 20, 9:58

    Rebels have recovered the black boxes from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and will hand them over to the International Civil Aviation Organization, a rebel leader said Sunday. Alexander Borodai also said the bodies recovered from the crash site in eastern Ukraine would remain in refrigerated train cars at a station in the rebel-held town […]

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    Israeli troops uncover Gaza tunnels as death toll climbs

    by CBS/AP on Jul 19, 9:58

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israeli troops uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and battled Gaza militants on the second day of an open-ended ground operation Saturday as the Palestinian death toll climbed to 325 and diplomats scrambled to revive cease-fire efforts. The Israeli military said it had severely diminished the arsenal of Hamas, the Islamic militant group ruling […]

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    “Cauldron of hell”: Residents reeling from Washington wildfire damage

    by CBS/AP on Jul 19, 9:15

    Residents strolled through the smoldering rubble of their neighborhoods, some wearing surgical masks to protect their lungs from the smoke and ash lingering in the air of the riverside community they call “Paterodise.” “Paterodise is hurting right now,” said one, Stephanie Brown, as she surveyed what was left of a friend’s home. A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire […]

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    Obama to sign orders protecting gay employees

    by CBS/AP on Jul 18, 15:46

    President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations. Obama’s action comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Hobby Lobby case that allowed some religiously […]

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    Israeli troops push deeper into Gaza; casualties mount

    by CBS/AP on Jul 18, 13:56

    The government said its goal is to stop rocket attacks, destroy the network of Hamas tunnels into Israel and weaken Hamas militarily. But there are calls from hard-liners in Israel to completely crush Hamas and drive it from power in Gaza. That could mean a longer operation with the danger of mounting casualties in a conflict […]

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    Massive wildfire burns 100 homes in Washington; town evacuated

    by CBS/AP on Jul 18, 12:07

    A large, wind-whipped wildfire in rural north-central Washington destroyed an estimated 100 homes, forced the evacuation of a small town and cut power to most of the scenic Methow Valley. A spokesman for the Carlton Complex Fire, Jacob McCann, said Friday that the fire “ran quite a bit” on Thursday and officials were also able […]

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    Latest: Malaysian Airlines plane shot down in Ukraine

    by CBS News on Jul 17, 15:00

    Last Updated Jul 17, 2014 6:15 PM EDT GRABOVO, Ukraine – A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, andboth the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft. U.S. military intelligence strongly suspects a surface-to-air missile brought […]

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    Obama escalates economic sanctions against Russia

    by CBS/AP on Jul 16, 15:36

    President Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. is levying deeper sanctions on Russia as the West grapples for a way to quell an insurgency in eastern Ukraine widely believed to be backed by Moscow. The sanctions will target key areas of the Russian economy, including the defense industry. But officials say the penalties stop short of fully […]

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    Journalist, activist detained by US Border Patrol

    by CNN / AP on Jul 15, 9:39

    A prominent immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has lived and worked in the U.S. without legal documentation for years has been detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents at a South Texas airport. Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora says Jose Antonio Vargas was in custody Tuesday morning, but he had no other details. Vargas […]

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    Bowe Bergdahl set to return to U.S. Army active duty

    by CBS/AP on Jul 14, 15:35

    Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is returning to active duty. The longtime Taliban prisoner of war returned to the United States on June 13 and has been receiving care at a Texas military base as part of his “reintegration process” into society. The Army released a statement Monday saying Bergdahl has completed the final phase of the reintegration […]

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    States told to find way to clear Medicaid backlog

    by Associated Press on Jul 14, 12:40

    A half-dozen states with Medicaid backlogs are facing a federal deadline to create a plan for getting those low-income residents enrolled in health coverage. The request comes months after the first national sign-up drive under President Barack Obama’s health reform law. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent letters last month to Alaska, California, […]

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    Identity theft ensnares millions while the law plays catch-up

    by Julia Dahl/CBS News on Jul 14, 8:16

    When Chief Richard Beary, the head of the University of Central Florida’s police department, discovered he was the victim of identity theft, he did something few people attempt: he tracked down the woman who stole his credit card. Beary told CBS News’ Crimesider that right after he bought a new phone at a local AT&T store […]

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    Alaskan childhood friend of accused murderer Ron Haskell speaks

    by Charlo Greene on Jul 13, 18:39

    The man accused of killing two adults and four children last week in Texas has an Alaska connection. Ron Haskell is accused of forcing his way into the home of his ex-wife’s relatives, tying up all five children and two adults inside and shooting them, execution-style. Only one victim survived. The people who knew 33-year-old […]

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    3-day tax haul from Washington pot sales: $148,256

    by Associated Press on Jul 11, 12:56

    Washington will haul in nearly $150,000 in excise taxes from the first three days of legal marijuana sales – and that doesn’t include state and local sales taxes. Randy Simmons, the Liquor Control Board’s project manager for legal pot, says that’s not bad, considering the market is in its infancy, with only a few stores […]

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    Strong quake hits Japan, triggering tsunami

    by Associated Press on Jul 11, 12:09

    A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Japan’s northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Japan’s Meteorological Agency says the quake struck early Saturday 10 kilometers (6 miles) below the sea surface off the coast of Fukushima, northeast of Tokyo. The agency issued tsunami advisory along the Japanese northern coast. […]

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    Crews pulling plane fuselages from Montana river after train derailment

    by CBS/AP on Jul 07, 15:52

    Three airplane fuselages that slid down a steep embankment into the Clark Fork River following a train derailment in western Montana could take until Tuesday to remove, railroad officials said Sunday. “The progress is going extremely slow,” Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost said. “If we get one up today, it would appear it will […]