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July 28, 2014

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UNITED NATIONS-ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council calls for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire” in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency midnight meeting. AP Photos.

OBAMA-EXPORTING POLLUTION

NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. AP Photos.

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EBOLA-AMERICAN DOCTOR

BOONE, North Carolina — A second American worker at a West African hospital has been infected with the deadly Ebola virus, an aid group says, amid what the World Health Organization is calling the largest outbreak ever recorded of the disease. AP Photos.

UKRAINE PLANE-KAL007 LOOK BACK

Those searching for the truth about what happened in the shoot-down of the Malaysia airliner over Ukraine can take little comfort from the history of another passenger jet that was blasted out of the sky over the Soviet Union more than three decades ago: The Kremlin at the time dodged, weaved and obfuscated. Today, we still don’t know what exactly happened to Korean Airlines Flight 007.

NICARAGUA-ROSARIO MURILLO

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Communications Minister Rosario Murillo is the other side of husband Daniel Ortega’s government in a country where Marxist dogma has given way to a free market economy. They appear together on roadside billboards and she holds forth on current events each weekday on national television. With politics long a family affair in Nicaragua, Murillo’s public role feeds rumors she will one day be president. By Alberto Arce. 1,640 words, photos.

LIGHTNING STRIKES

LOS ANGELES — A 20-year-old man died after lightning struck 14 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golf course, a coroner’s official says. AP Photos.

ARUBA-VENEZUELA-OFFICIAL DETAINED

BOGOTA, Colombia — Aruba’s government releases a former Venezuelan general who was detained on U.S. drug charges when he arrived to serve as his country’s consul on the Dutch Caribbean island, sending him home and defusing a diplomatic fight with its neighbor. By Joshua Goodman and David McFadden.

CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT-MEXICO

SACRAMENTO, California — California’s governor travels to Mexico for three days starting Monday and will discuss immigration in separate meetings with President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious leaders. By Judy Linn. AP Photos.

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