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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
AP Wire
Jul 24, 2014

1. ARIZONA INMATE DIES 2 HOURS AFTER START OF EXECUTION

The condemned man gasps and snorts during an episode that's sure to add to the scrutiny of the death penalty in the U.S.

2. WHAT'S UNSETTLING TO MANY ISRAELIS

Three-fourths of the Palestinians killed in more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting have been civilians, according to the U.N.

3. REBELS DOWN TWO UKRAINIAN FIGHTER JETS

The White House maintains it's part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian weapons to pose risks to aircraft — military and civilian.

4. WHO'S ACCUSED OF PLAGIARIZING MASTER'S THESIS

Montana Sen. John Walsh, a Democrat and Iraq vet, says he was being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder when he wrote the paper.

5. U.S. WANTS TO PHASE OUT RAILROAD CARS BLAMED IN FIERY ACCIDENTS

Accident investigators have long complained that the older tankers — DOT-111s — are too easily punctured, spilling their contents when derailed.

6. TEEN PILOT SEEKING WORLD RECORD DIES IN OCEAN CRASH

Seventeen-year-old Haris Suleman of Indiana was trying to circumnavigate the globe in a record 30 days when his plane went down in the Pacific.

7. FACEBOOK EARNINGS UP, STOCK JUMPS

Investors who bought — and held on to — Facebook stock during the company's IPO are now close to doubling their money.

8. GLOBAL DATABASE FOR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS SPUTTERS

The problems with the State Department system mean major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas.

9. WHERE TV'S MAKING A BIGGER SPLASH

Two shows — "Game of Thrones" and "The Walking Dead" — will each be housed this year in the largest hall at the pop culture extravaganza Comic-Con.

10. NLF OWNER STEPPING DOWN

Pat Bowlen, 70, announces that he's giving up control of the Denver Broncos because of Alzheimer's disease.

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Vladtheimp

11. CNN Poll: Twice As Many Americans Were Hurt By Obamacare Than Helped

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guy...

Lanivan

12. Poll: Most say Obamacare working. http://www.politico.com/story/20...

Vladtheimp

"The CNN poll released Wednesday found that 18 percent of respondents said they or their family had benefited from the health care law, while an additional 35 percent said while they may not be better off, the lives of others have improved.

Forty-four percent say no one has benefited from Obamacare." (Your Link)

13. Poll: 58 Percent Say Obama Regime Is Incompetent At Managing The Government…

"A 58-percent majority says the White House has not been competent at managing the federal government. Some 32 percent of Democrats join 67 percent of independents and 84 percent of Republicans in holding that view." http://www.foxnews.com/politics/...

meisterblue

9. With the the new Charter cable channel lineup I can't find half the channels that were moved nor can I read the micro printed channel lineup sheet they sent out last month!!

The line of customers at the office has been out the door and down the street for two days!!

Why do they do this every couple years??????

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