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national lead

July 7th, 2014
04:46 PM ET

New TSA measures: How a dead iPhone could be mistaken for a bomb

Washington (CNN) – Power it up, or leave it behind.

The Transportation Security Administration said Sunday that security screeners at overseas airports may ask U.S.-bound passengers to turn on their electronic devices to prove they work and aren't explosive devices.

They won't allow devices without power on board planes. The traveler may then undergo additional screening.

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July 7th, 2014
04:44 PM ET

Amid immigration crisis, Obama skips the border on trip to Texas

Washington (CNN) – It's a humanitarian crisis on American soil. But not one the President seems to think he needs to see with his own eyes.

More than 52,000 unaccompanied minors have fled Central America since October, many of them crossing the border alone, only to end up packed into over-flowing processing facilities.

And while the White House is trying to work with Central American countries to stop the influx, Obama himself is not scheduled to visit any border facilities, despite the fact that he'll actually be in Texas on Wednesday.

CNN's Michelle Kosinski reports.

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world lead

July 7th, 2014
04:24 PM ET

Israeli spokesperson: 'No excuse' for beating of American teen

(CNN)American teenager Tariq Khdeir, 15, a high school sophomore in Tampa, was given house arrest by a court in Jerusalem on Sunday after an incident in which his family says he was beaten by Israeli security forces.

The State Department has called the beating of Khdeir troubling.

"They are investigating whether he was throwing rocks ... Even he was, the question is, was this the right response to that? Obviously we don't think so," a senior official told CNN.

"There is no excuse for this sort of behavior, and we're currently investigating it," Mark Regev, spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper." "We've initiated an impartial, objective, independent inquiry into exactly what happened."

Palestinians say this kind of violence happens all the time, the only difference with this incident is the victim was American.
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