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FILE - In this Friday, July 25, 2014 file photo, Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, foreground, looks on during a news conference with her Macedonian counterpart Nikola Poposki, right, at the Foreign Ministry in Skopje, Macedonia. As the European Union struggles to respond to what it perceives as Russia's aggressive meddling in Ukraine, Italy and Poland are staking their claims to provide the bloc's new foreign-policy chief — kicking off a race in which the candidates' views of Moscow will likely be decisive. Incumbent Catherine Ashton's term as the 28-nation bloc's top diplomat ends in October. The position has gained profile in recent years with Ashton taking the lead in six-power negotiations on Iran's nuclear program that also involve the United States.  Italian Premier Matteo Renzi's office said Friday, Aug. 1, 2014,  it officially nominated Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini for the position, while the Polish government advertised its foreign minister, Radek Sikorski, as "just right" for the task. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski, File)
Italy, Poland vie for top EU foreign policy jobAmid Russia crisis, Italy and Poland compete for position of new EU foreign policy chief
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In this undated photo released by the Center for Disease Control, a Aeromedical Biological Containment System which looks like a sealed isolation tent for Ebola air transportation is shown. On Thursday afternoon July 31, 2014, officials at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital said they expected one of the Americans to be transferred there "within the next several days." The hospital declined to identify which aid worker, citing privacy laws. (AP Photo/Center for Disease Control)
Plans underway to get American sick with EbolaPlans underway to transfer American aid worker sick with Ebola to Atlanta
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Kerry condemns 'outrageous' Gaza truce violationsKerry : US condemns 'outrageous' violations of Gaza ceasefire by Palestinian militants
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With Iron Dome bill, US shows it has Israel's backWith Iron Dome bill, US shows it backs Israel militarily even as temporary ceasefire reached
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A Palestinian inspects a destroyed house in the heavily bombed Gaza City neighborhood of Shijaiyah, close to the Israeli border, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)
35 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared capturedGaza cease-fire unravels with 35 Palestinians killed, Israeli officer feared captured
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Pamela Anderson wants Faeroes to stop whale driveFormer 'Baywatch' star Anderson calls on Faeroes to end traditional pilot whale drive
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Lawsuit over Slipknot bassist's death dismissedJudge dismisses lawsuit filed against Iowa doctor over death of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray
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A view of the Banksy mural which targets the issue of Government surveillance with silver and red paint sprayed over it,  Cheltenham, England, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A mural by street artist Banksy that sparked a local preservation campaign has been defaced. "Spy Booth" shows three agents in trench coats and trilby hats eavesdropping on a phone booth. It appeared in April on a wall in Cheltenham, western England, home of spy agency GCHQ. A local group formed to save the work after the building's owner attempted to have it removed and sold. Campaigner Angela De Souza said a local businessman had agreed to buy and preserve the work. But on Friday it was covered in scrawled graffiti letters. De Souza said conservators were in “a race against time” to save it. Banksy works have fetched as much as $1.8 million at auction, and several of his outdoor pieces have recently been stripped from walls and sold. (AP Photo/Claire Hayhurst/PA Wire) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
Banksy's 'Spy Booth' artwork defacedBanksy 'Spy Booth' artwork at center of preservation campaign defaced by vandal
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Rapper-actor Ludacris speaks during the 15th anniversary celebration of Usher's New Look Foundation, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Atlanta. Usher felt overwhelmed by the amount of supporters at his New Look Foundation's 15th year anniversary luncheon. Legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, director Kenny Leon and producer Jermaine Dupri were among the 450-plus attendees at foundation's President's Circle Awards luncheon in downtown Atlanta on Thursday. The nonprofit organization founded by the Grammy-winning singer also celebrated raising $1 million. "This is a passion fuel for me," Usher said Thursday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Usher 'overwhelmed' by supporters of foundationUsher 'overwhelmed with gratitude' by supporters at New Look foundation anniversary luncheon
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Police: Costumed girl injured at Comic-Con fellSan Diego Police say costumed girl found severely injured during Comic-Con likely feel 6 feet
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