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PBC News & Comment: Deadly Battles in Syria Overshadowed by Israel’s War on Gaza

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--Israel closes Tel Aviv airport after rocket strike, confirms that a soldier is missing

--two different appeals court rulings on Obamacare put coverage of 4.5 million at risk

--in bankrupt Detroit water cutoffs suspended as pensioners approve cuts

--Al Jazeera’s documentary anchored by Trevor Aaronson, Newburgh 4 documentary now on HBO

--impeachment papers accuse president of over-reaching his authority….in the Phillippines

--US quietly resumes drone strikes in Pakistan

--Transgender advocates praise Obama’s executive order banning discrimination

--using “inversion” scheme, Walgreen’s re-flags as Swiss company in tax dodge that draws threats of boycott

--San Francisco considers tax on sugary sodas

--conservative think tanks run full page ad mapping Dept of Homeland Security’s maze of agencies, reporting to 92 different Congressional committees….and can we change the name?