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Hamas Senior Leaders Killed In Predawn Israeli Airstrike

The militant group says three military leaders were killed in the strike in the Gaza Strip. Also, a Hamas official appeared to confirm its involvement in the killings that sparked the latest conflict.

George Bush Challenges Bill Clinton To Ice Bucket Challenge

Former President George W. Bush declined the ice water and was going to write a check to the ALS charity. But instead, former first lady Laura Bush doused him. Bush then challenged Clinton.

Oslo Police Arrest Intoxicated Segway Driver

The incident comes a little over a month after the country's officials lifted a ban on the stand up motor device.

News Out Of Eastern Ukraine Battle Zone Is Hard To Confirm

The Ukrainian army insists pro-Moscow separatists attacked a civilian convoy on Monday, killing at least 17 civilians. Rebels deny the attack took place.

Other Hostages Are In Danger, White House Official Says

Kelly McEvers talks to Ben Rhodes, President Obama's deputy national security adviser, about White House foreign policy following the brutal killing of an American journalist by Islamist militants.

Female Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis Is A Hit At Little League World Series

Mo'ne Davis has dazzled at this year's World Series. The 13-year-old pitching sensation is already throwing in the 70s, as in miles per hour. Some believe she could be an elite pitcher.

Why Civil Resistance Movements Succeed

Steve Inskeep talks to Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan about why non-violent resistance campaigns work better than armed rebellion. Their article on the subject is in Foreign Affairs magazine.

Fellow Photojournalist Nicole Tung Remembers James Foley

Freelance photojournalist Nicole Tung worked and traveled with James Foley. She talks to Kelly McEvers about the slain photojournalist and his work.

Foley's Murder By Islamist Militants Shocks World's Conscience, Obama Says

President Obama says the civilized world is appalled by the tactics of those who killed journalist James Foley, and he urged people in the Middle East to resist the group's "bankrupt ideology."

'Awesome Mix' Is No. 1 On Billboard 200 Album Chart

The soundtrack for Marvel's blockbuster space opera Guardians of the Galaxy is No. 1 for the second week in a row. Nielsen SoundScan reports the compilation sold 93,000 copies last week.

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