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education

Attorney for fired director of Ohio State University's marching band says his client is a scapegoat, vows to clear his name - @AP

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

French Foreign Ministry confirms officials from Britain, Germany, Italy, EU, Turkey, Qatar, US to meet Saturday to press for Gaza ceasefire - @AP

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Spokesman: Hamas agrees to 12-hour ceasefire in Gaza starting Saturday morning - @AFP, @Reuters

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California state Sen. Leland Yee racketeering case

Charges against Democratic California state Sen. Leland Yee, others revised to include racketeering - @nbcbayarea

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Houston, TX, US

Houston firefighters called to high angle rescue of impaired worker on a crane near Galleria area - @abc13houston

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Florida, US

Federal court upholds Florida law limiting doctors' discussions of guns with their patients - @AP

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Volusia, FL, US

Update: Funnel clouds, storm damage reported in Volusia County, Fla., officials say; building damaged reported in Edgewater - @WESH

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Carjacked SUV hits group in Philadelphia, July 25, 2014

Update: Police say 3 children confirmed dead in carjacking crash on north Philadelphia street; mother of children, carjacking victim in critical condition - @NBCPhiladelphia

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Daytona Beach, FL, US

Photo: Severe thunderstorm brings lightning, inches of standing water in Daytona Beach, Fla. - @BTolisonWFTV

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Edgewater, FL, US

Storm damage reported in New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater, Fla., area - @WFTV

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Editor's note: A U.S. official traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry said that Israel agreed to a 12-hour ceasefire in Gaza, starting Saturday, AFP reports. It's unclear what time the ceasefire will start. Earlier, Al Jazeera reported the Israeli cabinet was considering a 12-hour ceasefire, according to local media. We will update when more details are announced. - Stephanie

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Israeli media: Israeli cabinet considering US Secretary of State John Kerry's suggestion for 12-hour ceasefire in Gaza - @AJELive

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Virginia, US

Photo: Tunnel fire on Interstate 77 at the West Virginia, Virginia line; shut down in both directions. - @wxbrad

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Carlton Complex Fire in Methow Valley, Wash., July 2014

Okanogan County, Wash., sheriff says at least 300 homes destroyed in by Carlton Complex Fire - @NickKIRO7

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markets

More: Amazon and Visa drag stocks lower; all 3 major US indexes end the week little changed - @CNNMoney

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Afghanistan elections 2014

White House: President Obama called Afghanistan's presidential candidates; encouraged continued dialogue as recount drags on - @Reuters

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markets

US stocks close lower, Dow posts triple-digit drop - @CNBC

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Barack Obama

President Obama says he told Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina, Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez, El Salvador President Salvador Sanchez Ceren the US has a shared responsibility with Central America to combat drug trafficking - @jeffmason1

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Editor's note: Reuters is reporting that officials from US, UK, Germany, Italy, EU, Turkey and Qatar will attend talks on Saturday in Paris aimed at converging "all efforts" for a ceasefire in Gaza. Reuters is citing a Frence diplomatic source. We'll update when there are more details and confirmation. - Stephanie

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Unaccompanied minors at US southern border

Photo: President Obama meets with Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina, Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez, and El Salvador President Salvador Sanchez Ceren on undocumented migrants at US border - @jeffmason1

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