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10 Things to Know for Aug. 1: No immigration fix in sight

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Associated Press
August 1, 2014

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. GAZA TRUCE UNRAVELS WITHIN HOURS

A three-day cease-fire quickly ends, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the accord.

2. CANTOR STEPPING DOWN EARLIER THAN EXPECTED

The former House majority leader will reportedly leave Congress Aug. 18 after previously saying he would finish his term in January.

3. HOW AMERICANS FEEL ABOUT OBAMA DIPLOMACY

An AP-GfK poll finds that dissatisfaction with the president's handling of events in Ukraine, Gaza and elsewhere now matches his low overall approval rating.

4. CIA DIRECTOR COMES UNDER FIRE

Two Democratic congressmen have called on John Brennan to resign after the agency's inspector general sided against him for spying on Senate staffers.

5. GAS BLASTS IN TAIWAN KILL AT LEAST 25

Underground gas explosions rip through the republic's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets.

6. NO IMMIGRATION FIX IN SIGHT

Congress fails to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of unaccompanied minors flocking illegally to the U.S.

7. ONE FALL OUT FROM SYRIA'S CIVIL WAR

Exiled Syrian women and girls are growing more vulnerable to sexual exploitation in Lebanon as their poverty increases, relief workers and refugee women say.

8. GERMANY MIGHT GET "HOUSE OF ONE"

A rabbi, an imam and a priest are working together to build a common house of worship in Berlin.

9. 'SHARKNADO 2' SHOWS TEETH IN RATINGS

Some 3.9 million tuned in to the horror spoof sequel — triple the number who viewed last summer's premiere of the original Syfy film.

10. WHICH ACES ARE SWITCHING TEAMS

At baseball's trade deadline, Tampa Bay sends Cy Young winner David Price to Detroit and Boston ships left-hander Jon Lester to Oakland.



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