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6:49am

Tue July 29, 2014
The Two-Way

Israel's Prime Minister Says Gaza War Could Be 'Prolonged'

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 9:43 am

In the morgue of Gaza's Shifa hospital, Palestinian relatives mourn following an explosion that reportedly killed at least 10 people Monday, nine of them said to be children.
Adel Hana AP

Despite calls from the United Nations for a cease-fire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned his country to prepare for a "prolonged" war.

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6:47am

Tue July 29, 2014
Shots - Health News

Athletes Should Fear The Heat More Than The Heart Attack

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 1:59 pm

Some marathons are warning runners when conditions increase the risk of heatstroke.
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When a runner's heart stops during a marathon, it gets a lot of press — even though it's actually a pretty rare event. A more common killer among runners, and a condition that needs more prevention efforts, is heatstroke, according to a study by Israeli researchers.

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6:45am

Tue July 29, 2014
The Two-Way

China Puts Former Top Communist Party Official Under Investigation

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 12:15 pm

Zhou Yongkang, who at the time was Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of security, attends a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China in 2012.
Ng Han Guan AP

The central committee of China's Communist Party placed a former top-ranking official under investigation on Tuesday.

China's state-run news agency Xinhua says Zhou Yongkang is accused of "serious disciplinary violation."

Reporting from Beijing, NPR's Anthony Kuhn tells our Newscast unit that while there is no specificity to those charges from the party, this usually implies that criminal corruption charges will follow.

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6:35am

Tue July 29, 2014
Health

A Compromise Deal On Overhauling The VA, But Will It Pass?

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6:35am

Tue July 29, 2014
U.S.

Crews Are Containing Western Wildfires, But More Bad Weather's Ahead

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