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United States

Editor's note: Shortly after 11am ET, major US indexes were in positive territory. The Nasdaq was up 18 (or 0.36%), while the Dow was trading 7 points higher. - Tom

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

US State Department on the terrorist attack that killed West Bank toddler: 'The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms last night's vicious terrorist attack in the Palestinian village of Douma.' - @AmbShapiro

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FIFA corruption case

Argentine sports marketing executive Alejandro Burzaco to appear Friday in US court for arraignment in FIFA case, Justice Dept. says - @Reuters

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US economic indicators

Dollar tumbles against euro and yen after employment-cost index report - @MarketsTicker

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US economic indicators

US employment costs index up 0.2% from March 2015 to June 2015 quarter - @BLS_gov

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American dentist kills protected ZImbabwe lion

Zimbabwe government minister says US dentist Walter Palmer should be extradited, legal process has started - @Reuters

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cybersecurity

NSA map obtained by @NBCNews shows Chinese government's cyberattacks on US targets; agency has not confirmed or commented on report

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United States Army

US Army is nearly 14% short of yearly recruiting goal, marking the 1st time in 6 years that it may fall short - @USATODAY

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Drug trafficker Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman escapes prison

Mexican judge issues arrest warrant for extradition of 'El Chapo' to US if he's captured, attorney says - @AP (translated)

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markets

US stocks end flat after data shows economy picked up in 2nd quarter, leaving Fed on track to raise rates - @MarketWatch

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Syrian civil war

US State Department spokesman on why US government can't confirm reports US-trained commander abducted: 'Quite frankly, it's Syria. We don't have eyes on the ground' - @HannahAllam

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American dentist kills protected ZImbabwe lion

White House's Josh Earnest: Petition to extradite US dentist Walter Palmer to Zimbabwe has enough signatures to merit an official government response - @WestWingReport

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Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 missing

Editor's note: French officials said it may be a week or more before investigators determine whether a piece of debris found on the island of Réunion came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, The New York Times reports. Based on photographs and video, U.S. officials have said the object likely came from a Boeing 777, and MH370 is the only known missing Boeing 777. However, Australian and Malaysian officials have cautioned it's too early to know for sure if the debris is from the missing aircraft, which vanished with 239 people aboard in March 2014. An aircraft engineer told The Times that photos suggest the found object "separated from the aircraft violently" and "it's pretty clear the aircraft didn't survive, it was completely destroyed." Australian officials say the ongoing search off Western Australia for the missing plane will continue. - Stephanie

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United States Department of the Treasury

US Treasury Department auctions $29 billion of 7-year notes at a high yield of 2.021% - @CNBCnow

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Switzerland

3 Swiss banks agree to pay $8.4 million in penalties to US for helping Americans avoid taxes - @Reuters

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Egypt

US delivering 8 newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt as part of ongoing military support package - @AP

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markets

US stocks open lower as investors eye possible rate hike, mixed earnings reports; Down down 84 points - @CNBCNow

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US economic indicators

Jobless claims in US climbed to 267,000 last week from 4-decade low - @business

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US economic indicators

US economy expands 2.3% in 2nd quarter after slow 1st quarter start in 2015 - @MarketWatch

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North and South Korea tensions

South Korea spurns North Korea's call to stop joint military drills with US - @YonhapNews

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