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Two people stand a the El Al Airlines ticket desk at Terminal 4 in John F. Kennedy Airport (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
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FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, meets with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh in the capital, Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  (AP Photo/Khalil Mazraawi, Pool)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, meets with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh in the capital, Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Mazraawi, Pool)
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Rockets found at UN Gaza school went missing

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. secretary-general on Wednesday said he was "alarmed" to hear that rockets were placed in a U.N.-run school in Gaza and now "have gone missing," and he demanded a full review of such incidents.

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Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather late Wednesday, July 23, 2014.(AP Photo/Wong Yao-wen)
Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather late Wednesday, July 23, 2014.(AP Photo/Wong Yao-wen)
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Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 48

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 48 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.

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Pedestrians stand beside a memorial for Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while being arrested by New York City police, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in New York.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Pedestrians stand beside a memorial for Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while being arrested by New York City police, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

NEW YORK (AP) -- An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.

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The Social Security Administration's main campus is seen in Woodlawn, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
The Social Security Administration's main campus is seen in Woodlawn, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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Social Security spent $300M on ‘IT boondoggle’

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near ready and agency officials are struggling to salvage a project racked by delays and mismanagement, according to an internal report commissioned by the agency.

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Ring of 6 indicted for hacking over 1,000 StubHub accounts

NEW YORK (AP) -- Six people were indicted Wednesday in an international ring that managed to take over more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts and fraudulently buy tickets to such prime events as Jay-Z and Elton John concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game and Broadway shows like "The Book of Mormon," the Manhattan district attorney said.

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Elsa Ramirez, 27, deported from the United States July 18, stands just inside the doorway of her mother's home, in Tocoa, Honduras.  (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Elsa Ramirez, 27, deported from the United States July 18, stands just inside the doorway of her mother's home, in Tocoa, Honduras. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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Honduran families deported back to a bleak future

TOCOA, Honduras (AP) -- Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass., who was shot to death Thursday, April 18, 2013 on the school campus in Cambridge, Mass.  (AP Photo/Middlesex District Attorney's Office, File)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass., who was shot to death Thursday, April 18, 2013 on the school campus in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Middlesex District Attorney's Office, File)
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Man linked to Boston bombers’ gun arrested and charged

BOSTON (AP) -- A man linked to a gun used to kill a university police officer after the Boston Marathon bombing allegedly told police he smoked marijuana every day because, in his words, "my best friend was the bomber."

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, South African Navi Pillay, at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.(AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, South African Navi Pillay, at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.(AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)
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UN rights chief warns of possible war crimes in Gaza fighting

GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N.'s top human rights official demanded Tuesday that all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip refrain from indiscriminate attacks on civilians, warning that violations may amount to war crimes.

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Hawaii House lawmakers hold a committee briefing to discuss the implementation of President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul in Honolulu on Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Oskar Garcia)
Hawaii House lawmakers hold a committee briefing to discuss the implementation of President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul in Honolulu on Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Oskar Garcia)
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Undercover agents get subsidized ‘Obamacare’ using fake IDs

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.

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