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Smoke rises after an Israeli strike hit the offices of the Hamas movement's Al-Aqsa satellite TV station, in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Israel said Thursday it has called up another 16,000 reservists, allowing it to potentially widen its Gaza operation against the territory's Hamas rulers in a war that has killed more than 1,300 Palestinians and more than 50 Israelis. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

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The site of a water main break is shown near UCLA Wednesday July 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. A ruptured 93-year-old water main on Tuesday left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2004, file photo, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington at the State Department. A document circulating among White House staff says a Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept Powell and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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FILE - This June 18, 2014 file photo shows U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents working at a processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)
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Lois Lerner emails obtained from the House Ways and Means Committee are displayed in Washington, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversial called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails. Lois Lerner used to head the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. In a series of emails with a colleague in November 2012, Lerner made two disparaging remarks about members of the GOP, including one remark that was profane. Republican Rep. Dave Camp, who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, released the emails Wednesday as part of his committee's investigation. Camp says the emails show Lerner's disgust with conservatives. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Axel Kicillof, Argentina's economy minister, addresses member of the news media after a negotiation session Wednesday July 30, 2014, at the Argentinean Consulate in New York Argentina officials and U.S. bondholders met for the first time in hopes of preventing an Argentine default. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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In this image from video, date not known, Mark Kruger. a Portland police officer speaks in Portland, Ore. Once-forgotten plaques placed by Kruger in a city park to honor five Nazi-era German soldiers have come back to haunt the city. The officer, Capt. Mark Kruger, threatened to sue the city last year over texts sent by a top police official to an officer characterizing him as a Nazi sympathizer. Instead of going to court, the city settled, agreeing to give Kruger 80 hours of vacation and $5,000. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Michael Lloyd)
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Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino towers over Vera Coking's three story rooming house Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. The decrepit boarding home owned by the Atlantic City woman who has been turning down multi-million dollar offers for the building in the shadow of Trump Plaza since the 80’s is now up for auction. With a reserve price of only $199,000, the fate of the house has gone down along with the city’s casino industry. On July 31, the property, at 127 South Columbia Place, will go up for auction. As recently as eight years ago, Donald Trump was willing to pay at least 10 times that amount so he could expand Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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In this June 11, 2014 photo, a man walks past a Facebook sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 1997 file photo, An adult male Florida panther growels as he leaves his shipping container to enter his new home at Big Cypress National Preserve, Fla. A University of Florida study has found that as the Florida panther population has rebounded, ranchers are loosing more cattle to panther attacks. The study will help determine how to compensate ranchers for their losses. (AP Photo/Gregory Smith, File)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. ISRAEL MOBILIZES 16,000 MORE RESERVISTS

The new call-up orders will allow the Israeli military to substantially widen its 23-day campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, which has already claimed more than 1,360 Palestinian lives. I

2. CENTURY-OLD PIPE BREAK POINTS TO NATIONAL PROBLEM

The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago.

3. STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS 'NO AMERICAN IS PROUD' OF CIA TACTICS

The White House document endorses the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the agency’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks.

4. COURTS SPEED UP HEARINGS FOR CHILDREN CAUGHT AT U.S. BORDER

The change follows criticism that the backlogged system lets immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard.

5. WHAT IS FUELING GOP CLAIMS OF IRS BIAS AGAINST CONSERVATIVES

Newly released emails show the agency’s former official at the center of the tea party controversy referring to some right-wing Republicans as “crazies” and more.

6. ARGENTINA SAYS IT CANNOT ACCEPT DEAL WITH U.S. “VULTURES”

As talks with American hedge fund creditors collapse, the Latin American country goes into default a second time in 13 years.

7. PORTLAND’S SETTLEMENT WITH OFFICER UNSETTLES COMMUNITY

A deal with a police captain who threatened to sue over texts characterizing him as a Nazi sympathizer helped the city avoid costly litigation. But wiping the record clean for the law-enforcer who also put up plaques honoring WWII German soldiers was too much, some say.

8. TRIUMPHING OVER DONALD TRUMP

Vera Coking, 91, who became a folk hero for resisting attempts by big-name developers to buy her Atlantic City boardinghouse, puts it on the block and moves to California to be near her family.

9. WHO IS ON A MISSION TO EXPAND AFRICA’S ONLINE HORIZONS

Facebook’s Internet.org app will give subscribers of the Airtel phone company in Zambia access to a set of basic Web services for free.

10. AS PANTHER REBOUNDS, RANCHERS HAVE A REASON TO WORRY

A study finds that as the population of predators is recovering from near-extinction, some Florida farmers complain the protected 6-to-7-foot long species are once again killing their calves.

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