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US, UN Announce Deal on Gaza Cease-Fire

abcnews.go.com — The United States and United Nations are announcing that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire to start Friday morning for 72 hours. In a joint statement, the U.S. and U.N. said they had gotten assurances that all parties to the conflict had agreed to an unconditional...
Jul 31, 2014

RT @ABC: 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire to begin in Gaza on Friday, UN Sec.-Gen. Ban and Sec. Kerry say: bit.ly/1s7S6C4

Jul 31, 2014

RT @ABC: 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire to begin in Gaza on Friday, UN Sec.-Gen. Ban and Sec. Kerry say: abcn.ws/1xGU7pA (Corrects to Ban)

Jul 31, 2014

RT @ABCWorldNews: BREAKING: UN and US say assurances have been given for a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza - @AliABCNews abcn.ws/1xGU7pA

Jul 31, 2014

RT @mashable: Israel and Hamas have agreed to an unconditional 72-hour cease-fire, the U.S. and U.N. say, per @AP. on.mash.to/1oafOgo

Jul 31, 2014

More from @AliABCNews - UN and US say assurances have been given for a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza abcn.ws/1xGU7pA

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US Warns Against Traveling to Ebola-Hit Countries

abcnews.go.com — United States issues travel warning for three African countries hit by Ebola outbreak.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @MikeStobbe: One of the Ebola-infected aid workers is to be transported to an Atlanta hospital. See story update: abcn.ws/1rU3dAV via @ABC

Jul 31, 2014

RT @MikeStobbe: One of the Ebola-infected aid workers is to be transported to an Atlanta hospital. See story update: abcn.ws/1rU3dAV via @ABC

Jul 31, 2014

RT @jasonagastrich: The US issued travel warnings for people considering flying to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. abcnews.go.com/Health/wireSto… #Ebola

Jul 31, 2014

CDC issues rare travel warning over growing Ebola threat in west Africa: abcn.ws/UDIm6s pic.twitter.com/6oKxfpdDMj

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Drone Carrying Drugs And Phones Crashes Outside South Carolina Prison

abcnews.go.com — No, it's not a plot line from an episode of "Orange Is the New Black." A crashed drone carrying contraband, including marijuana, tobacco and cell phones, was found outside the razor wire fence at a maximum security prison in South Carolina.
Jul 31, 2014

Someone was bound to try it "@ABC Drone carrying drugs, cell phones crashed outside a US maximum security prison: abcn.ws/1u48Jix"

Jul 31, 2014

RT @ABC: Drone carrying drugs, cell phones crashed outside a US maximum security prison in April: abcn.ws/1u48Jix pic.twitter.com/401mHLty5c

Jul 31, 2014

RT @ABC: Drone carrying drugs, cell phones crashed outside a US maximum security prison in April: abcn.ws/1u48Jix pic.twitter.com/401mHLty5c

Jul 31, 2014

RT @BuzzFeedNews: Crashed drone carrying marijuana, tobacco & cell phones, found outside fence at prison in South Carolina http://t.co/c8zY…

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One Dead, Two Shot in Chicago's Bank of America Building

abcnews.go.com — A gunman killed himself this morning after shooting a man in the Bank of America building in Chicago's financial district, authorities said. The 59-year-old man shot a 54-year-old man before turning the gun on himself, police said. The 54-year-old victim was taken to Northwestern University Hospital and is in critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound to the head.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @ABC: Developing: One dead, two shot inside Bank of America Building in Chicago abcn.ws/1qNxm5g

Jul 31, 2014

Whoa.... RT @ABC: Developing: One dead, two shot inside Bank of America Building in Chicago abcn.ws/1qNxm5g

Jul 31, 2014

RT @ABC: Developing: One dead, two shot inside Bank of America Building in Chicago abcn.ws/1qNxm5g

Jul 31, 2014

Tragic. Used to work in that same bldg. MT @ABCWorldNews One Dead, Two Shot in Chicago's Bank of America Building: abcn.ws/WPxJ2c

Jul 31, 2014

RT @ABC: Developing: One dead, two shot inside Bank of America Building in Chicago abcn.ws/1qNxm5g

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Sara Just Leaving ABC News for WETA

abcnews.go.com — ABC News President James Goldston sent the following note to the news division this morning announcing that Sara Just is leaving ABC News to become Executive Producer of the PBS News Hour and Senior Vice President at WETA. Team- I'm writing with news about our dear friend and colleague Sara Just.
Jul 31, 2014

!! Congrats Sara! RT @mlcalderone: ABC News veteran @sarajust named executive producer of PBS @NewsHour: bit.ly/1k94Lo8

Jul 31, 2014

Congrats, Sara! RT @mlcalderone: ABC News veteran @sarajust named executive producer of PBS @NewsHour: bit.ly/1k94Lo8

Jul 31, 2014

RT @karentravers: Big news in our @ABC DC bureau - the incomparable @sarajust is leaving to become the EP of @NewsHour & SVP at WETA http:/…

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1,100 Layoffs Planned at Alpha Coal Mines in W.Va.

abcnews.go.com — Alpha Natural Resources expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, with the company citing dismal markets and federal regulation. An Alpha news release says the company notified employees Thursday afternoon that it expects to idle mines and related facilities.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @JonathanMattise: 1,100 Layoffs Planned at Alpha Coal Mines in W.Va. - ABC News abcn.ws/1kpbriu via @ABC

Jul 31, 2014

RT @JonathanMattise: 1,100 Layoffs Planned at Alpha Coal Mines in W.Va. - ABC News abcn.ws/1kpbriu via @ABC

Ebola-Stricken American Doctor Has Taken 'Turn for the Worse'

abcnews.go.com — An American doctor being treated for Ebola in Liberia has "taken a slight turn for the worse overnight," according to Samaritan's Purse, an evangelical Christian Charity based in North Carolina. An "experimental serum" to treat the virus arrived for the two infected Americans, but there was only...

Tribe Emerges From Brazilian Jungle Possibly for First Time

abcnews.go.com — A remarkable video shows a group of indigenous people coming into contact with the outside world, possibly for the very first time. The group of men are believed to be natives of Peru but they were filmed in northern Brazil on the banks of the Envira River which runs near the Peruvian border.
Jul 31, 2014

@ABC: Indigenous authority: Fleeing tribesmen emerge from Brazilian jungle: abcn.ws/1s7WC4D pic.twitter.com/KmXv8Ij2t0

Jul 31, 2014

Fascinating: Video released of men in Brazilian jungle making contact with outside world: abcn.ws/1s7WC4D pic.twitter.com/rUvXR5sYrM

APNewsBreak: Colorado Tightening Edible Pot Rules

abcnews.go.com — Recreational pot brownies in Colorado are about to get weaker. Or at least, easier to break up into manageable doses. Colorado marijuana regulators have drafted an emergency rule aimed at making it easier for new marijuana users to tell how much pot they're eating. A draft of the emergency...
Jul 31, 2014

FULL STORY: "The problem of people overdoing it with edibles ... is going to be very much taken care of" abcn.ws/1kppIeO

Battleground Gaza: Israeli-Hamas Conflict From Both Sides

abcnews.go.com — As this -- at this hour as dawn breaks in the holy land, people on both sides are bracing for what has quickly become one of the longest and deadliest war between the Palestinians and Israelis. Two... See More
Jul 31, 2014

Powerful report from @TerryMoran @WrightUps - on front lines of both sides of Israeli-Palestinian conflict. WATCH: abcnews.go.com/Nightline/vide…

Jul 31, 2014

ICYMI: Our NTL piece from @ABC's @TerryMoran, @WrightUps: Battleground Gaza: Israeli-Hamas Conflict From Both Sides abcn.ws/1pHVYpH

Jul 31, 2014

RT @leffron831: Incredible reporting from @ABC's @TerryMoran, @WrightUps: Battleground Gaza: Israeli-Hamas Conflict From Both Sides abcn.ws/1pHVYpH

Jul 31, 2014

RT @WilliamsJon: WATCH: One deadly day, two different sides. @TerryMoran & @WrightUps on battle for #Gaza. No end in sight. #Nightline http…

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Fla. Boy, 12, Arrested in Homeless Man's Killing

abcnews.go.com — Police say a 12-year-old Florida boy is under arrest and accused of fatally shooting a homeless man in the head. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief Chris Butler said Thursday that the boy was arrested in the killing of 54-year old Thomas Trent. The State Attorney's Office has...
Jul 31, 2014

RT @ABC: Police: 12-year-old Florida boy accused of shooting homeless man in the head, killing him: abcn.ws/1xH0iKf

Jul 31, 2014

Police: 12-year-old Florida boy accused of shooting homeless man in the head, killing him: abcn.ws/1xH0iKf

State Dept: 'No American Is Proud' of CIA Tactics

abcnews.go.com — A document circulating among White House staff says a Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons. The...
Jul 31, 2014

RT @mlcalderone: White House “accidentally emailed" talking points on CIA torture memo to an AP reporter: abcn.ws/1lfwFtY

Jul 31, 2014

RT @mlcalderone: White House “accidentally emailed" talking points on CIA torture memo to an AP reporter: abcn.ws/1lfwFtY

Jul 31, 2014

RT @mlcalderone: White House “accidentally emailed" talking points on CIA torture memo to an AP reporter: abcn.ws/1lfwFtY

Jul 31, 2014

RT @mlcalderone: White House “accidentally emailed" talking points on CIA torture memo to an AP reporter: abcn.ws/1lfwFtY

Jul 31, 2014

RT @mlcalderone: White House “accidentally emailed" talking points on CIA torture memo to an AP reporter: abcn.ws/1lfwFtY

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‘Troubling’: Suicide Bomber Hung Out in US After Terror Training

abcnews.go.com — A Florida man who fought with an al Qaeda-linked group Syria was able to return home, unbeknownst to American security officials, and hang around in the U.S. for months before returning to the Middle East to carry out a deadly suicide bombing there, according to recent testimony before Congress.
Jul 31, 2014

‘Troubling’: Suicide Bomber Hung Out in US After Terror Training abcn.ws/1oeiN2V via @leeferran on @ABC

Jul 31, 2014

RT @ABCNewsBlotter: ‘Troubling’: Suicide Bomber Hung Out in US After Terror Training abcn.ws/1oeiN2V via @leeferran on @ABC

Jul 31, 2014

‘Troubling’: Suicide Bomber Hung Out in US After Terror Training abcn.ws/1oeiN2V on @ABC

One Dead, Two Shot Inside Bank of America Office in Chicago

abcnews.go.com — A gunman killed himself this morning after shooting a man at a Bank of America office in Chicago's financial district, authorities said. The 59-year-old man shot a 54-year-old man before turning the gun on himself, police said. The 54-year-old victim was taken to Northwestern University Hospital and is in critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound to the head.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @ABC: Developing: One dead, two shot inside Bank of America office in Chicago abcn.ws/1qNxm5g

Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Taunts Obama Like A 5th Grader

abcnews.go.com — This picture, tweeted out by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, pretty much sums up the Kremlin's opinion of Washington. The tweet, accompanied by the caption, "We have different values and allies," has already been retweeted more than 600 times in two hours.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @AliABCNews: New on @ABC Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Taunts Obama Like a 5th Grader abcn.ws/WQ1Fv1

Jul 31, 2014

New on @ABC Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Taunts Obama Like a 5th Grader abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics…

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