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Obama unveils tougher sanctions against Russia

By Brian Hughes | 07/29/14 05:48 PM

President Obama announced new, tougher sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, as Western nations ramped up pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine.
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Lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package

By BRADLEY KLAPPERDONNA CASSATA | 07/29/14 04:50 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week's end. "Let's stop playing games," said...
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Kerry shrugs off Israeli criticism

By MATTHEW LEE | 07/29/14 12:39 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas don't worry him and said he will continue to work toward that goal because Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked him to. "I have taken hits...
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