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JERUSALEM — An Israeli soldier is missing following a bloody seven-hour battle Sunday in an East Gaza neighborhood, Israel’s military said Tuesday, but it was unknown yet whether the soldier was dead or alive. The development could complicate diplomatic efforts underway to stop the conflict between Israel and Hamas as it enters its third week.Read full article >>
The Affordable Care Act took a potentially serious hit today when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a rule that extended the law’s health-care subsidies to residents of the three-dozen states where the federal government runs a health insurance exchange.Read full article >>
Two federal appellate courts handed down contradictory rulings Tuesday on the legality of a central part of the Affordable Care Act that provides insurance subsidies to millions of Americans in three dozen states that rely on the new federal health insurance marketplace.Read full article >>
Fellow POWs, dignitaries and family members gathered Tuesday for the burial in Arlington National Cemetery of former U.S. senator, rear admiral and long-time Vietnam prisoner of war Jeremiah A. Denton Jr.Read full article >>
Today in a two-to-one decision a three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit delivered Republicans perhaps their biggest victory yet in their ongoing legal battle to destroy the Affordable Care Act. This case is far from over — it will probably be appealed to the full appeals court (where today’s decision is likely to be reversed) and then to the Supreme Court. But it demonstrates just how willing Republicans are to lay waste to Americans’ lives if it means they can strike a blow at Barack Obama and his health law.Read full article >>
The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday afternoon ordered U.S. carriers to stop flying to or from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, prohibiting them from traveling through Israel’s largest airport after a rocket landed nearby.Read full article >>
Updated with Dungy statement at 1:30 p.m.
Michael Sam may not be a distraction this week at the St. Louis Rams training camp, but the same cannot be said about Tony Dungy.
The former coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts found himself drawing criticism for telling the Tampa Tribune that, if he were still coaching today, he wouldn’t have drafted Sam “(n)ot because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it. It’s not going to be totally smooth…things will happen.”Read full article >>
A tree planted as a memorial to musician George Harrison has fallen victim to a swarm of pesky beetles. Really.
Somewhere in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park a bunch of bark beetles and ladybug beetles with a good sense of humor laid claim to the Beatles legend’s memorial tree, according to the LA Times:Read full article >>
BREAKING: Only 200 bodies of passengers from the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine last week were aboard the train that arrived in Kharkiv from the eastern war zone Tuesday, a Dutch forensics expert said.Read full article >>
What is this election year about? Is it jobs and the economy? Immigration and the border crisis? Obamacare? Women’s health issues? The VA scandal? The minimum wage? A world in turmoil? The image of House Republicans? Anger toward Washington? Power?Read full article >>
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) and state Senate President Phil Berger (R) are members of the same party, but they don’t see eye to eye. Since McCrory took office in 2013, the two have been at each other’s throats constantly, on issues ranging from taxes to election reform to immigration. Now, disagreements between two of the most powerful men in Raleigh over teacher pay and whether to accept federal Medicaid money have kept the legislature in session weeks past their planned adjournment date, while McCrory and Berger take shots at each other in the media.Read full article >>
CAIRO — Secretary of State John F. Kerry broadened the U.S. effort to reach a cease-fire in Gaza on Tuesday, seeking to revive a truce proposal rejected by Hamas militants a week ago.
Kerry met early Tuesday with the intelligence chief of the Palestinian Authority, Majid Faraj, and later with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, who suggested that a cease-fire be linked to a larger effort to resume failed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.Read full article >>
Happy birthday, Prince George! You probably don't even know it's your birthday, but your palace handlers and their co-conspirators -- the global media -- will make sure everyone else in the world does. And who can fault them when there's all this sad, troubling stuff happening around the world.Read full article >>
Americans now see Russia as the United States' top foreign foe, as its image across the Pacific Ocean hits lows not seen in decades.
But on that second count, Russia is actually in some good company -- with no less than America's top ally: Israel.Read full article >>
On June 9, the data-journalism Web site FiveThirtyEight.com published its lead story previewing the World Cup. Its first two sentences read: “All you really need to know is this: The World Cup gets underway Thursday in São Paulo, and it’s really hard to beat Brazil in Brazil.”Read full article >>
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — He came here for redemption. At the Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church, Rick Perry held his arms across his torso and swayed as the choir sang during last Sunday’s morning service. He bowed his head while the pastor preached about “God’s perfect plan of salvation.”Read full article >>
DONETSK, Ukraine — After days of resistance, pro-Russian rebels on Monday yielded some ground in the crisis surrounding downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 — handing over passengers’ bodies, relinquishing the plane’s black boxes and pledging broader access for investigators to the crash site.Read full article >>
In a diplomatic world of blow-dried coifs and pressed Italian suits, Alexander Borodai more than stands out. His rounded face is perpetually patched in scruff and, clad in grunge clothing, Borodai always looks like he just departed a Pearl Jam concert.Read full article >>
KABUL — A suicide bomber driving a motorcycle packed with explosives detonated inside a security compound in the Afghan capital Tuesday, killing four foreigners and injuring dozens more, police said.
The attack, in the Qassaba district near Kabul International Airport, comes just five days after militants mounted a brazen assault on the airport from the same area, and which for several hours halted international flights to the capital.Read full article >>
GAZA CITY — Day 13 was the bloodiest so far. More than 100 Palestinians were killed in heavy bombardment and street battles in Gaza on Sunday and 13 Israeli soldiers were slain in the most intense day of fighting in Israel’s current offensive against Hamas, officials said.Read full article >>