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August 1st, 2014
06:45 PM ET

CDC Director assures public safe, even with Ebola victims in U.S.

(CNN) - As the U.S. prepares to evacuate two American Ebola victims from West Africa, the CDC Director is assuring Americans will be safe.

"We can ensure that the health care that's given here is done according to meticulous attention to infection control principles and practices that really does not allow the passage of body fluids," Dr. Tom Frieden tells CNN's Jake Tapper. "If you don't have a lapse in infection control, you don't have a risk in Ebola."

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August 1st, 2014
06:10 PM ET

Obama demands release of Israeli soldier

President Obama "unequivocally condemned" Hamas on Friday for the death of two Israeli soldiers and abduction of a third.

Speaking from the White House briefing room, the President demanded 2nd Lieutenant Hadar Goldin's unconditional release "as soon as possible."

While Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that control Gaza and has been labeled a terrorist organization by the U.S. government, denies it is holding the missing soldier, the Israeli government says there's enough circumstantial evidence to show Hamas took him.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer reports.

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August 1st, 2014
05:48 PM ET

Israeli Ambassador to UN: Hamas keeps passing on opportunities to improve life for Gazans

Israeli military forces are searching for one of their own, 2nd Lieutenant Hadar Goldin. The IDF believes he was taken by Hamas after one of its militants blew himself up and killed two other Israeli soldiers.

Hamas says this story is an Israeli fiction, an excuse to engage militants just 90 minutes after a 72-hour cease-fire began.

CNN's Jake Tapper spoke to the Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, who says Hamas is only making things worse for the Gazans caught in the crossfire.

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August 1st, 2014
05:43 PM ET

Former Palestinian Foreign Minister: Asking about Hamas embedded in populace is blaming victim

It was supposed to last 72 hours, but it was over in maybe 90 minutes.

A humanitarian cease-fire, brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry and the United Nations, between Israel and Hamas, was over quicker than the run-time of "Guardians of the Galaxy."

Each side blames the other for the collapse of the standstill.

Former Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath spoke to Jake Tapper about what's next in the conflict.

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August 1st, 2014
03:05 PM ET

Fmr. NATO Supreme Allied Commander: Clinton said it wasn’t “feasible” to carry out bin Laden strike

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Gen. Wesley Clark, tells CNN's Jake Tapper about President Clinton's chance to take in Osama Bin Laden, prior to the 9/11 attack.

“There was an opportunity to go on the ground and take Osama bin laden," Clark says. "In that case the U.S. military proposed a set of measures that would have required a lot of military back up force and a lot of logistics and ultimately the military put so much weight in the effort I think the president said it wasn’t feasible to do this."

The retired commander did note that there may have been additional opportunities to bring in bin Laden, of which he is unaware.

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