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7 more Israeli troops reported killed in Gaza; Palestinian death toll also rises

By William Booth, Sudarsan Raghavan and Ruth Eglash, Washington Post GAZA CITY — Seven more Israeli soldiers were killed in fighting over the past 24 hours, bringing the military’s death toll to 25 since the Israeli ground offensive in Gaza began Thursday, Israel’s military said Monday evening. Read More:

Malaysia reaches deal with separatists to turn over MH17 black boxes

By Michael Birnbaum and Annie Gowen, Washington Post DONETSK, Ukraine — Malaysia announced Monday that pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have agreed to hand over the black boxes from a downed Malaysian airliner, send the remains of victims by train to Kharkiv and give international investigators safe access to the crash site. Read More:

Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 Guardsmen to border

By Christopher Sherman and Will Weissert BY CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN AND WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry, a vocal critic of the White House’s response to the surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally, plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border, a local lawmaker […]

Now IRS reports even more computer crashes, doesn’t know if emails still exist

By Patrick Howley, Daily Caller WASHINGTON – IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane said in transcribed congressional testimony that more IRS officials experienced computer crashes, bringing the total number of crash victims to “less than 20,” and also said that the agency does not know if the lost emails are still backed up somewhere. […]

Anchorage Assembly to consider measure regulating metal fences that impale moose

By Devin Kelly, Alaska Dispatch News A measure regulating metal palisade fences, which biologists say are responsible for goring at least five moose in Anchorage in recent years, is being introduced in the Anchorage Assembly this week. Read More:

Forum on oil tax referendum set for Wednesday

The Associated Press JUNEAU – A forum on the oil tax referendum is scheduled for this week in Anchorage. Democratic Sen. Bill Wielechowski and economist Gregg Erickson will argue in favor of the repeal, or a “yes” vote. Oil and gas policy consultant Brad Keithley and petroleum economist Roger Marks will argue for keeping the […]

APD investigates drive-by shooting at Midtown intersections

By Chris Klint, Channel 2 News ANCHORAGE – Anchorage police closed at least two Midtown intersections for more than 90 minutes early Sunday as they responded to reports of a drive-by shooting with nobody struck. Read More:

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