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at 14:32 on July 29, 2014, EDT.

Jury awards ex-Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in defamation suit over sniper memoir

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A jury has awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

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at 14:38 on July 29, 2014, EDT.

Israel hits symbols of Hamas power, Gaza power plant, scores killed

GAZA, Palestinian Territories - Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant.

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at 12:11 on July 29, 2014, EDT.

Bold rats romp in broad daylight on grass of elegant Louvre Garden in Paris, scaring tourists

PARIS - Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp onto the grass in broad daylight, defying sanitation workers and scaring tourists visiting the site.

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at 14:33 on July 29, 2014, EDT.

Ebola not distant threat for Liberians in US; outbreak sparks fear, travel cancellations

MINNEAPOLIS - An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is stirring fear in Minnesota, home to thousands of Liberian immigrants.

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at 14:07 on July 29, 2014, EDT.

Kerry not worried by criticism in Israel, pledges to continue pursuit of Gaza ceasefire

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas do not worry him and said he will continue to work toward that goal because Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked him to.

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at 12:41 on July 29, 2014, EDT.

Kerry: No shred of evidence that Russia is urging Ukraine separatists to quell violence

WASHINGTON - The United States on Tuesday said Russia has "not shown a shred of evidence" that it is willing to help end the violence between the Ukraine separatists backed by Moscow and the government that is trying to maintain its sovereignty.

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at 14:17 on July 29, 2014, EDT.

Death toll climbs higher in eastern Ukraine as government tries to retake rebel strongholds

DONETSK, Ukraine - Shells smashed into a residential neighbourhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the rebel stronghold. The shelling killed at least two people, blew gaping holes in an apartment block and raised fears that the city is on the verge of severe bloodshed.

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at 14:09 on July 29, 2014, EDT.

Oak Ridge National Lab cancels planned class to help employees reduce Southern accents

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - Some employees at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee complained about a class aimed at teaching them how to reduce their Southern accents. Now, managers are calling the whole thing off.

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at 14:08 on July 29, 2014, EDT.

Sheriff: 9-year-old US girl who was struck by crashing plane on Florida beach has died

SARASOTA, Fla. - A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.

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at 14:05 on July 29, 2014, EDT.

Top Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola as airline halts flights to 2 cities hit by outbreak

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Authorities say the top doctor treating Ebola in Sierra Leone has died from the disease.

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at 14:02 on July 29, 2014, EDT.

Diplomatic sources: European Union adopts tough new economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

BRUSSELS - Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, EU officials and diplomats said.

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at 13:29 on July 29, 2014, EDT.

Activists say Syrian rebels have detonated bomb-packed tunnels in Aleppo, killing 13 troops

BEIRUT - Insurgents fighting in Syria to oust President Bashar Assad detonated bomb-packed tunnels under buildings in the contested northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing at least 13 pro-government troops, opposition activists said.

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