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    In this July 8, 2014, the Lotte World Tower, center, under construction is seen near the Seokchon Lake in Seoul, South Korea. Plans for the super-high tower first surfaced in 1995 and it took another 15 years to get a green light after the Air Force objected to it as a risk to a nearby military airport used for VIP flights. Now it faces new doubts as South Korea reels from the Sewol ferry sinking in April that killed hundreds of teenagers. The disaster provoked a scathing reassessment of an ethos of economic progress first, safety last that was largely unquestioned over several decades as the country rapidly industrialized. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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  • Mideast-Israel-Pakestinians-Tunnel-Threat

    FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 file photo, Israeli soldiers enter a tunnel discovered near the Israel Gaza border. They’ve been dubbed “lower Gaza,” compared to the Underground, the Metro or the subway and depicted as a bone-chilling, strategic threat to Israel. Hamas’ web of tunnels is taking center stage in the relentless conflict between the militant group and Israel, with Israel’s ground offensive placing their destruction as a key objective. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)

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  • Rethinking-Pot-HOAs

    This July 3, 2014 photo shows Jim Denny inspecting the growth of a hemp plant on his property in Brighton, Colo. Denny learned the hard way that he needed neighbors’ permission before growing hemp. He learned about marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin at an event earlier this spring and decided to try the crop on a 75-by-100-foot plot in his yard. But Denny’s hemp plot ran afoul of his homeowners’ association, which ruled the hemp experiment unacceptable. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

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

1. FRANCE SENDS SOLDIERS TO GUARD AIR ALGERIE WRECK

French interior minister says that terrorism cannot be ruled out as a cause for the tragedy that killed 116 people though it was likely due to bad weather.

2. TUNNELS ARE KEY FACET IN LATEST ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR

Israeli officials say Palestinian militants have dug dozens of underground passages from Gaza, which are meant to facilitate mass attacks on Israelis.

3. UKRAINE REPORTS OVERNIGHT REBEL ATTACKS

The Ukrainian army says that at one border crossing the insurgents were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.

4. IN 8 DAYS, THREE PLANES DOWN

Aviation suffers one of its worst weeks in memory. Industry analysts and safety experts shake their heads at the seeming randomness of the tragedies, but say they see no common themes, and don’t think it means flying is less safe.

5. CENTRAL AMERICAN LEADERS ARE CONVENING AT WHITE HOUSE

Obama is summoning his counterparts from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S. in a bid to stem the crisis on the border.

6. CAUSE SOUGHT FOR GUNFIGHT BETWEEN PATIENT, DOCTOR

Authorities are attempting to determine why Richard Plotts fatally shot a caseworker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own weapon and wounded the attacker had concerns about him.

7. HOW OBAMA LIKES SUPER PACS NOW

For years, the president railed against the unlimited spending flowing into American political campaigns. Now he’s embracing some of the same secretive elements of that system, drawing charges of hypocrisy.

8. WHAT BECOMES SYMBOL OF SOUTH KOREA’S CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE

Construction of the world’s sixth tallest building near Seoul faces new doubts in a nation questioning its ethos of economic progress over safety after the ferry disaster that killed hundreds of teenagers.

9. “BRAZIL IS AMAZING, AND I WANT TO STAY”

So says one of the thousands of young Argentine men who came for the World Cup and still haven’t gone home, much to their host’s consternation.

10. WHO DOESN’T LIKE MARIJUANA? HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATIONS, THAT’S WHO

Marijuana and hemp join wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as sources of common neighborhood disputes facing HOAs.

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