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In this July 11, 2014, photo, Manuel Barbosa, 25, shows the logo of his "Revolution" audiovisual project during an interview with The Associated Press in Santa Clara, Cuba. Fernando Murillo contacted Barbosa, a founder of the group, while working on a clandestine operation by the Obama administration that dispatched Latin American youth to Cuba under the cover of health and civic programs to provoke unrest. Barbosa said he was initially open to collaboration with the foreigners but was never told they were working for the U.S. "They presented themselves as a non-governmental organization," Barbosa said. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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Smoke rises from an Israeli strike over Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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This photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, shows the quake-hit Longtoushan Town of Ludian County in Zhaotong City, southwest China's Yunnan Province Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Rescuers dug through shattered homes Monday looking for survivors of the strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province that toppled thousands of homes on Sunday, killing hundreds and injuring more than a thousand people. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Xue Yubin)
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People wave flags during a rally in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday Aug. 2, 2014. Several hundred people rallied to support people of Donetsk and Lugansk regions fighting against Ukrainian government forces. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
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This Oct. 7, 2013 photo provided by Jeremy Writebol show his mother, Nancy Writebol, with children in Liberia. Writebol is one of two Americans working for a missionary group in Liberia that have been diagnosed with Ebola. Plans are underway to bring back the two Americans from Africa for treatment. (AP Photo/Courtesy Jeremy Writebol)
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A sample glass of Lake Erie water is photographed near the City of Toledo water intake crib, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. More tests are needed to ensure that toxins are out of Toledo's water supply, the mayor said Sunday, instructing the 400,000 people in the region to avoid drinking tap water for a second day. Toledo officials issued the warning early Saturday after tests at one treatment plant showed two sample readings for microcystin above the standard for consumption, possibly because of algae on Lake Erie. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
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This undated image provided by Wal-Mart, shows the website that will enable it to personalize the online shopping experience for each customer. Wal-Mart is rolling out a feature that will enable its website to show shoppers more products that they may like, based on their previous purchases. It also will customize Wal-Mart's home page for each shopper based on where that customer lives, showing local weather and events, as well as the customer's search and purchase histories. (AP Photo/Wal-Mart)
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In this July 16, 2014 photo, artist Michael Gross, who is battling cancer, sits in his studio between one of his paintings and one of his photos on his computer screen in Oceanside, Calif. Gross has decided to use his art and the work of other artist to raise money in his fight against cancer. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. WHY U.S. SECRETLY DISPATCHED LATIN YOUTH TO CUBA

An AP investigation finds the Obama administration deployed young people to the island to stir political dissent under the guise of civic and health programs, putting those foreigners in danger.

2. ISRAELI AIRSTRIKE KILLS MILITANT LEADER IN GAZA

The death of the close ally of Hamas comes just hours ahead of an expected seven-hour truce announced by Israel, which won’t include Rafah, that is meant to open a “humanitarian window” for aid.

3. 'WHAT I CAN SEE ARE ALL RUINS'

That’s how Ma Liya, a resident of Zhaotong, China, describes the destruction following a strong earthquake, which toppled thousands of buildings, left hundreds dead and injured at least 1,800.

4. RUSSIA REPORTEDLY STARTS AIR FORCE DRILLS IN REGIONS ON UKRAINIAN BORDER

The move could spark further fears that Moscow is ready to flex its military muscle in neighboring Ukraine.

5. A SECOND EBOLA-STRICKEN AMERICAN TO RETURN TO U.S.

Nancy Writebol, along with U.S. colleague Dr. Kent Brantly, contracted the virus while working as a medical missionary in West Africa.

6. ALGAE WOES ARE NOT OVER FOR NORTHWEST OHIO

A water ban enters its third day in Toledo after tests show some toxins still contaminating Lake Erie, leaving residents to continue scrambling for water for drinking, cooking and bathing.

7. WAL-MART WANTS TO MAKE IT PERSONAL

The retailer is rolling out a feature that will enable its website to show shoppers more products that they may like, based on previous purchases. It will also customize the home page for each shopper based on where that customer lives. The move is leading up to a complete re-launch of the site in early 2015. WAL-MART-WEBSITE

8. ARTIST RAISES MONEY WITH SPECIAL 'SALUTES' TO CANCER

Terminally ill, Michael Gross was only thinking he’d have a little fun with his art students when he told them to draw a hand with a raised middle finger. He didn’t plan on joining the front lines of the fight against the disease.

9. AMERICA DOES NOT SEE ITSELF MIRRORED IN HOLLYWOOD FILMS

A new study by University of Southern California’s Annenberg school shows that less than 5 percent of actors in top movies are Hispanic. At the same time, Latinos buy about 25 percent of all movie tickets, and are more likely than any other group to go to the movies, according to the Motion Picture Association of America.

10. FOR MICHAEL PHELPS, THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

The world’s greatest swimmer is preparing for more Olympic gold in the familiar surroundings of Baltimore.

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