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Hamas resists Kerry's attempts at Gaza cease-fire deal

Secretary of State John Kerry's proposals for a cease-fire that would halt the fighting in the Gaza Strip have been resisted by the Islamic militant group Hamas, who insist that any truce agreement must meet the group's main demand that a joint Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the territory be lifted. 

FAA lifts flight restrictions on Tel Aviv airport

The Federal Aviation Administration announced late Wednesday that it had lifted the restriction prohibiting U.S. airlines from flying into and out of Israel's main airport in Tel Aviv. 

Democratic senator cites PTSD in apparent thesis plagiarism

A Montana senator who is running for re-election suggested Wednesday that medication he took for post-traumatic stress disorder after service in Iraq may have been responsible for apparently plagiarized passages in his thesis.