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Israel acknowledges mortar shell hit UN school
Israel's military has acknowledged firing a mortar shell that hit the courtyard of a U.N. school in Gaza, but says the yard was empty at the time and that the shell could not have killed anyone.
GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia
Republicans are on the offensive in the Georgia Senate race, attacking Michelle Nunn as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Bill Clinton to join Kentucky Democrat at rally
U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign says former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to join her at a campaign rally in eastern Kentucky next month.
Wolf: Wealthy should pay more to cut school taxes
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf says he'd look to increase income taxes on Pennsylvania's higher earners to expand the state's share of public education funding.
Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife
A former Virginia governor once viewed as a rising national star in the Republican Party is going on trial and fighting to avoid federal prison.
Despite Clinton: O'Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk
Hillary Rodham Clinton has dominated talk about the next presidential campaign, but Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is becoming an active voice in early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire.
No truce, but 12-hour lull in Gaza fighting begins
A 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire has begun to allow civilians in Gaza to receive aid and evacuate to safer areas.
Ukrainian president: Confidence vote Thursday
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko says the government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will face a vote of confidence in a special session of Parliament next week.
7th Circuit sets hearing on gay marriage ban
Lawyers will argue the constitutionality of gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin in about a month.
Families urge resumption of adoptions from Congo
With the president of Congo coming to Washington for a U.S.-Africa summit, hundreds of frustrated American families are hoping he can be persuaded to lift a suspension that has stalled their efforts to adopt children from his troubled country for the past 10 months.
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