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Israeli Political Leaders Disagree On 2-State Peace Solution

Secretary of State John Kerry returns to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan this week to continue to press Israeli and Palestinian leaders to sit down at the negotiating table. But in the run-up to this visit, two Israeli ministers have come out against the two-state solution that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he supports.
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After Drifting For Hours On Arctic Ice Floe, 20 Tourists Are Safe

Tuesday morning, the tourists' guides woke up to realize their group was camping on top of an ice floe that had become disconnected from the shore and was drifting away.
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Federer Loses In Wimbledon's Second Round As Upsets Continue

Roger Federer, who last year won his seventh Wimbledon title, is out of the 2013 tournament after falling to Ukrainian Sergei Stakhovsky. Maria Sharapova also lost. The upsets come two days after Rafael Nadal, who was in the same side of the bracket as Federer, was upset in the first round.
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Environmental Outlook: New Conditions For The Keystone XL Pipeline

President Barack Obama tied approval of the Keystone XL pipeline to greenhouse gas emissions. For this month's Environmental Outlook: the latest hurdle for the proposed tar sands project.

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Thanks, But No: Social Media Refuses To Share With Turkey

In its latest effort to rein in the country's vibrant social media, Turkey says it has requested cooperation from Twitter and Facebook; they're not playing ball. Protesters are embracing social media — and the government has complained that such outlets won't share user data with law enforcement.
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Famous Hawk Is Back In The Spotlight

The hawk's name is Rufus and his job is to scare pesky pigeons away from the All England Club before the crowds of tennis fans arrive. Rufus also worked the 2012 Olympics. The hawk — of course — has his own Twitter account to squawk at his admirers.
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The U.S. Wants Snowden. Why Won't The World Cooperate?

The world has been thumbing its nose at the U.S. government as it seeks the extradition of Edward Snowden, who's accused of espionage for revealing U.S. surveillance programs.
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Angry Chinese Workers Resort To Direct Action

The U.S. executive of a Chinese factory was prevented by workers from leaving the facility following a decision to shut down part of the business and move the some jobs to India where wages are lower. The story shows how widespread labor-related strife is in the world's most populous nation, and how the bottom line dictates where jobs go.
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Russian Official Encourages 'Food Patriotism'

Gennady Onishchenko, Russia's chief sanitary inspector, would like to see more "food patriotism" throughout the country. Translation: More borscht — cut the meals at McDonalds.
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NSA Leaker Case Causes Riff Between U.S. And Russia

Edward Snowden continues to pose diplomatic and security problems for the U.S. He captured world attention when he exposed U.S. surveillance methods he witnessed while working as a contractor for the National Security Agency.

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