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PBC News & Comment: Israel Pulls Back From Gaza, Truce Appears to Hold

Israeli-initiated cease-fire, with exceptions claimed, appears to be holding; is the term "genocide" accurate in this context?....

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--is it fair to call Israel’s war on Gaza “genocide”?

--American general killed by Afghan insider

--California-born Jason Rezaian remains jailed in Iran

4 stories on Obama’s executive authority:

--NY Times continues its series on federal marijuana legalization, Obama could re-schedule cannabis anytime

--Dem senators, including Elizabeth Warren, urge Obama to act to limit “corporate inversion” tax cheats

--as fears of Ebola grow, Obama signed executive order allowing for quarantine and detention of infected persons

--op-ed writer Ross Douthat raises some good questions about the current impeachment talk and possible immigration actions by Obama

--federal judge overturns Alabama’s specious abortion rules

--Toledo mayor says tap water with green slime is safe