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    Israeli soldiers attended the funeral of Sgt. Nissim Sean Carmeli, at the military cemetery in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, Monday, July 21, 2014. Sgt. Carmeli from Texas, was killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip on Sunday. the first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price, killing scores of Palestinians and more than a dozen Israeli soldiers and forcing thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their devastated Shijaiyah neighborhood, which Israel says is a major source for rocket fire against its civilians. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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    This photo taken Wednesday, July 2, 2014, and released Monday, July 21, 2014, to mark Prince George's first birthday, shows Britain's Prince William and Kate Duchess of Cambridge and the Prince during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London. (AP Photo/John Stillwell, Pool)

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    A pro-Russian fighter places a black box from the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on a table while handing it over from Donetsk People's Republic officials to Malaysian representatives in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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

1. ISRAELI DEFENSE SOURCE: ONE SOLDIER MISSING IN GAZA

The official says the IDF combatant went missing after a deadly battle over the weekend. Gaza was heavily bombarded through night and morning with several mosques also targeted.

2. FOR MANY JEWS, A CALL TO FIGHT, FAR FROM THE LIVES THEY KNOW

The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of others from around the world who leave behind often comfortable lives to join the Israel Defense Forces.

3.THE TRAIN CARRYING VICTIMS’ REMAINS ARRIVES IN KHARKIV

The bodies of those who perished in the Malaysia Airlines crash, many of them Dutch, are en route to the Netherlands for identification by families, having left an area under rebel control.

4. IN FACE OF MANY CHALLENGES, OBAMA STILL A DRAW FOR DEMOCRAT CASH

Ahead of midterm elections that could change Washington’s balance of power, the president sets out on a three-day, West Coast fundraising trip to include at least five events.

5. IN DETROIT, WORKERS AND RETIREES ACCEPT PENSION CUTS

The step is crucial for the city to emerge from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

6. WHY TEXAS IS SENDING TROOPS TO THE MEXICO BORDER

Gov. Rick Perry says he’ll dispatch up to 1,000 members of the National Guard to help deal with an influx of immigrants from Central America.

7. HOW MANY HOMELESS PEOPLE MAY HAVE BEEN ATTACKED IN NEW MEXICO

One of three teens accused of fatally beating two homeless men in Albuquerque tells police that he and the two others have terrorized perhaps 50 transients in recent months.

8. MANY US VOTERS STAYING HOME

More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a survey.

9. IN NEW STUDY, SCHIZOPHRENIA COMES INTO SHARPER FOCUS

More than 100 researchers from around the world collaborate in the biggest-ever genomic mapping of the illness, finding hard genetic evidence to bolster a theory connecting it to the immune system.

10. WHO IS TURNING ONE TODAY

Britain’s Prince George is celebrating his birthday amid a media frenzy that involves glossy specials, a commemorative coin, and a new word--"Georgeous"--to describe him.

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