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world lead

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.

world lead

July 31st, 2014
08:30 PM ET

Gaza Officials: 1,432 People Killed

In Gaza, more than 225,000 Palestinians are packed into shelters, according to the United Nations.

Most people can't find clean water and Gaza's only power plant has been destroyed in recent days.

Now Israel is indicating there are more phases to come in this conflict.

CNN’s Karl Penhaul reports.

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July 31st, 2014
06:34 PM ET

'Precision' airstrikes hitting civilians in Gaza

Israel has claimed again and again that it is using precision strikes against Hamas in Gaza, but 70 to 80 percent of the people Israel is killing in Gaza are civilians, according to the United Nations.

The Pentagon says it's in the process of selling Israel more ammunition, as part of a “re-supply.”

The shipment includes illumination rounds and tank rounds, not precision rounds like missiles fired by drones or smart bombs fired by an F-16.

CNN’s Barbara Starr asks how precise these strikes can be if the overwhelming number of people they kill are civilians.

politics lead

July 31st, 2014
06:21 PM ET

After failure to pass border bill, House delays summer recess

Visions of vacation homes and fishing trips will have to wait for members of the House.

Their five-week recess was expected to start today, but the Republican Party’s leadership is delaying it after they pulled a $659 million emergency funding bill to deal with the thousands of undocumented immigrants detained at the border.

House Republicans called a meeting in the morning as it considers its next move.

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July 31st, 2014
06:10 PM ET

After nearly a week, investigators reach MH17 crash site

For the first time in nearly a week, international investigators made it to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

For days on end the area controlled by pro-Russian rebels presented too much of a threat to the team, which is from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

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