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NEW: Israel-NYC flight makes safe emergency landing
Flight 469 — a Boeing 747 with 370 passengers and 17 crew members aboard — landed safely back at Ben Gurion Airport around 2:30 a.m. local time, about two hours after it left for John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
Republican governors' words shift on gay marriage
"I don't think the Republican Party is fighting it," Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker said of gay marriage.
Security Council urges Gaza truce; no sign of lull
So far, neither Israel nor Gaza’s Hamas rulers have signaled willingness to stop bombing or attacking targets, many of whom civilians.
House chairman: $3.7 billion border request ‘too much’
The developments indicated that Obama faces an uphill climb as he pushes Congress to approve $3.7 billion to deal with tens of thousands of unaccompanied kids who’ve been arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border from poor and increasingly violent Central American nations. And they suggested that even as the children keep coming, any final resolution is likely weeks away on Capitol Hill.
Commanders: Benghazi rescue hampered by lack of info
For the military, the fog of war shrouded Benghazi even before the night of Sept. 11.
Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems
The CDC also released a report that detailed three other incidents in the past decade in which mistakes or other problems caused potentially dangerous germs to be sent out. No lab worker or member of the public was sickened in any of the incidents, the CDC said.
Biden to governors: Lead us out of this mess
“The way things have gotten today, and I’m not singling out any party or any group of people — the politics, the culture in Washington, it’s become too personal, it’s too corrosive,” Biden said during a meeting of the National Governors Association. “I think you’ve got to lead us out of this mess we’re in.”
Teacher tenure fight gains momentum with ruling
The California ruling struck down state laws dictating how long it takes for a teacher to earn tenure as well as rules that protect senior teachers during layoffs.
Union pulls black college support after Koch gift
A powerful government workers' union will end its support for the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted $25 million from the conservative powerhouse Koch brothers and the college fund's president appeared at a Koch event.
Texas shooting suspect collapses in court
A shackled Ronald Lee Haskell was standing before a state district judge during a probable cause hearing when he fell to the ground. After another minute, he collapsed again.
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