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Crews successfully float shipwrecked Concordia in operation to tow it to shore
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GIGLIO, Italy – The shipwrecked Costa Concordia has been successfully refloated in preparation for towing it away for scrapping. Authorities expressed satisfaction that the operation to float the Concordia from an underwater platform had proceeded without a ...
Costa Concordia Begins to Be Re-Floated as Final Journey
Costa Concordia: Watch live as the operation to salvage the stricken cruise liner
Operation begins to refloat wrecked Costa ConcordiaReuters
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Israel pounds northern Gaza Strip after warning residents to flee
Los Angeles Times
Two men embrace Sunday in front of the house of Gaza Police Chief Tayseer Batsh after it was hit by an Israeli missile. Two men embrace Sunday in front of the house of Gaza Police Chief Tayseer Batsh after it was hit by an Israeli missile. (Hatem Moussa ...
Israel says shoots down Gaza drone as calls for truce mountReuters
LIVE UPDATES: Rocket strikes yard of Ashdod home, lightly wounding 8-year ...Haaretz
Israel Shoots Down Drone from GazaVoice of America
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New York Times

Germans End Long Wait: 24 Years and a Bit Extra
New York Times
RIO DE JANEIRO — For years, Brazilians had a phrase they would inevitably utter when things went wrong. “Imagina na Copa,” they said after an endless traffic jam or a construction accident or an ugly rash of violence dominated the news — imagine if this ...
Messi Falls Far Short of MaradonaWall Street Journal
Argentina fans flock to Rio to take in World Cup finalUSA TODAY
Germany wins World Cup with last-minute goalCBS News
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Officials: Sump Pump Odor Prompted Pa. Evacuations
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Authorities say an odor that prompted a voluntary evacuation of about 100 homes in suburban Philadelphia is due to a "volatile organic compound" coming from the sump pumps in the basements. The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety says the ...
Mysterious odor prompts evacuation of dozens of Pennsylvania homesFox News
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10 Homes in Skippack Twp. Evacuated due Threatening OdorWNPV
WFMZ Allentown -Upstart Magazine
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Wall Street Journal

Kerry, Zarif Seek to Close Gaps Over Iran Nuclear Deal
Wall Street Journal
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, at talks between the foreign ministers of the six powers negotiating with Tehran on its nuclear program in Vienna on Sunday. Associated Press.
Kerry to press for 'critical choices' in second meeting with Iran's ZarifReuters
Kerry, Top Iranian Diplomat to Hold in-Depth TalksABC News
Parliament Committee Urges Britain to Apologize for Involvement in 1953 Coup ...Fars News Agency -Channel News Asia
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Boko Haram leader demands fighters swap for girls
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A new video shows the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram crowing over recent victories including two explosions at a fuel depot in Lagos that the government tried to cover up. It would be the first reported bombing ...
Raising awareness: Malala campaigns for missing girls in NigeriaThe Express Tribune
UPDATE 1-Taliban survivor Malala, in Nigeria, pledges to help free girlsReuters Africa

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Wall Street Journal

White House Ratchets Up Push For Highway Funding
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—The White House this week will try to mobilize support for a large-scale package to fund highway and bridge construction and other infrastructure programs, but prospects in Congress are dim as lawmakers push for a temporary measure to ...
White House plans highway fund overdrivePolitico
Obama to Step Up Campaign for Highway FundingTIME
With deadline looming, Obama to again push infrastructureCNN (blog)
SFGate -Chicago Tribune -Huffington Post (blog)
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Police officer who dreamed of following cop uncle's footsteps slain by killer who ...
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This photo provided by the Jersey City Mayor's office shows Officer Melvin Santiago. Santiago was shot in the head while still in his police vehicle as he and his partner responded to an armed robbery call at a Walgreens Pharmacy at about 4.a.m., Jersey City ...
Police officer slain by killer who sought fameQuad City Times
New Jersey cop killer said he was 'going to be famous,' officials sayLos Angeles Times

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New York Times

Citigroup Poised to End Mortgage Probe With $7 Billion Deal
Citigroup is scheduled to report second-quarter results today before U.S. markets open. Photograph: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg. Citigroup Inc. (C:US) and U.S. authorities will announce a $7 billion agreement as soon as today to end probes of the bank's sales ...
Citigroup, U.S. Expected to Unveil $7 Billion SettlementDailyFinance
Report: Homeowners paid $3.1B cash in
How a raid in Benghazi helped shape Citigroup's $7 billion settlementEconomic Times
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National Post

Fierce fighting near rebel-held city in Ukraine
A Donetsk People's Republic fighter stands guard during a pro-Russian meeting in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Sunday, July 13, 2014. Pro-Russian insurgents last week retreated from the strategic city of Slovyansk and holed up in Donetsk, a city of ...
Ukraine forces end pro-Russian rebel airport
Russia warns of targeted strikes against Ukrainian forces as border tensions
Ukraine forces end rebel airport blockadeReuters UK
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