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world lead

July 30th, 2014
06:12 PM ET

U.S. condemns shelling, gives Israel more ammunition

(CNN) - Using some of its strongest language since the fighting began, the Obama administration condemned the shelling of a U.N. shelter in Gaza today - though in very careful wording.

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July 30th, 2014
06:08 PM ET

Ebola: How at risk is the U.S.?

There are only 2,000 recorded cases of people dying from Ebola, but the disease has the horrifying potential to spread aggressively throughout the world.

CNN's Jake Tapper and Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discuss the probability of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S.

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July 30th, 2014
05:44 PM ET

Why did Hamas reject Palestinian proposal for cease-fire?

CNN's Jake Tapper and Palestinian delegation spokesman, Dr. Husam Zomlot, discuss the rejected cease-fire proposals in Gaza.

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July 30th, 2014
05:34 PM ET

Is there anywhere in Gaza that's safe?

The White House condemned the shelling of a U.N. shelter in Gaza on Wednesday that was holding more than 3,000 Palestinians.

At least 20 people were killed, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

The White House is not blaming Israel for the attack, but the U.N. says it was Israeli artillery that ripped through the building.

CNN’s Jake Tapper and former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, discuss whether this condemnation is a sign of a rift between the U.S. and Israel.

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pop lead

July 30th, 2014
03:27 PM ET

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Sharknado 2: The Sequel Twitter wanted

“Sharknado 2: The Second One” airs tonight on SyFy at 9:00 p.m. EST. Jake Tapper sat down with its star, Ian Ziering, to find out the secrets of fighting with a CGI shark. Check out #Sharknado2 tonight to read Twitter critics' reviews.

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