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Kerry: Crisis in Israel, Gaza, needs de-escalation

BEIJING (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. is trying to stem the surging violence in Israel and Gaza in a way that allows the Jewish …

What's Causing The Latest Immigration Crisis? A Brief Explainer

It's turning into the largest influx of asylum seekers on U.S. soil since the 1980 Mariel boatlift out of Cuba.<p>Since October, more than 52,000 children — most from Central America and many of them unaccompanied by adults — have been taken into custody. That's nearly double last year's total and 10 …

Perry pushes Katrina comparison

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday likened the burgeoning crisis on the border to Hurricane Katrina as he urged President Barack Obama to bolster security there and visit the area, comments that followed a meeting the Republican had with the president.<p>“I think about the criticism that George W. …

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Israel, Hamas exchange fire for third day as Gaza death toll climbs

The death toll in the Gaza Strip increased sharply Thursday, as Israel stepped up its aerial offensive on the Hamas-controlled coastal enclave, and Palestinian militants unleashed volleys of rocket fire on Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and other cities.<p>Medical officials in Gaza reported more than 22 people …