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Palestinians crowd a window for food aid at a United Nations distribution center in the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that ended a month of war was holding for a second day Wednesday, ahead on negotiations in Cairo on a long-term truce and a broader deal for the war-ravaged Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

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This image provided by the U.S. Army shows Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene. A U.S. official has identified the senior officer killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 5, 2014, as Greene, the highest-ranking American officer killed in combat since 1970. Greene was the deputy commanding general, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan. An engineer by training, Greene was involved in preparing Afghan forces for the time when U.S.-coalition troops leave at the end of this year. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)
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FILE - This April 4, 2007 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Michael Worthington who is scheduled to die for killing a female neighbor in 1995. His execution would be the first since Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air in July, 2014, in Arizona during a lethal injection process that took nearly two hours to complete. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections, File)
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A rescuer walks past paramilitary policemen searching for survivors at a destroyed house following a massive earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Rescuers raced Tuesday to evacuate villages near rising lakes formed by landslides, complicating relief efforts following a strong earthquake in southern China that killed more than 300 people and has left thousands homeless. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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Gay marriage supporters cheer during a rally in downtown Cincinnati on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. On Wednesday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on challenges to state bans on gay marriage in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2014 file photo, former President Bill Clinton speaks at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington. U.S. direct investment in Africa has flat-lined while China and Europe have poured money into a region they see as rich with natural resources and economic potential. “We’re missing the boat” was the warning Clinton sent at the summit. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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FILE - This July 2, 2013 file photo shows first lady Michelle Obama and former first lady Laura Bush in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Obama and Bush are coming together for the second time in just over a year to promote U.S. ties to Africa. They’re also deepening the personal ties between two first ladies from different generations and opposing political parties. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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FILE - In this Sept. 2012 photo, the tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese are seen. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File)
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In this photo made Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, an Atlantic puffin flies checks its surrounding before ducking under the rocks to feed its chicks in a burrow on Eastern Egg Rock, a small island off the coast of Maine. The Audubon Society, which maintains three web cameras on another island, wants bird lovers to contribute research to a project scientists hope will help save Atlantic puffins in Maine. Data and anecdotes gathered from residents who watch the cameras and answer questions about puffin feeding behavior will aid conservation efforts. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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WNBA star Becky Hammon takes questions from the media at the San Antonio Spurs practice facility after being introduced as an assistant coach with the team on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 in San Antonio. The San Antonio Spurs hired WNBA star Becky Hammon on Tuesday, making her the first full-time, paid female assistant on an NBA coaching staff. (AP Photo/Bahram Mark Sobhani)

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

1. MIDEAST CEASE-FIRE HOLDS FOR SECOND DAY

As Gazans return home to loss and devastation, Egyptian mediators shuttle between Israeli and Palestinian delegations in Cairo to extend the truce and work out a long-lasting deal.

2. U.S. GENERAL SHOT DEAD IN AFGHAN ATTACK WAS ENGINEER

Harold J. Greene rose through the ranks as an expert in developing and fielding the Army’s war materiel.

3. MISSOURI INMATE EXECUTED FOR KILLING NEIGHBOR

Michael Worthington is the first U.S. prisoner put to death since an Arizona lethal injection went awry last month.

4. DEATH TOLL IN SOUTHERN CHINA QUAKE NEARS 600

Search and rescue teams find many more bodies while pushing into isolated mountain communities to clear debris from collapsed homes.

5. WHAT BATTLES FROM FOUR STATES WILL GO BEFORE JUDGES

In the biggest session of its kind to date, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati will hear gay marriage arguments in fights from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

6. WHO IS LEFT BEHIND IN LAND OF OPPORTUNITY

As Africa’s economy rises, U.S. businesses are at risk of “missing the boat.”

7. WHY FIRST LADIES FROM TWO DIFFERENT ERAS MEET

Michelle Obama and Laura Bush unite for the second time in just over a year to promote U.S. relations with Africa.

8. WAR OF THE WORLDS? NO. WAR OF THE WORDS? DEFINITELY.

Japan’s recent mass naming of over 100 islands off its shores is just the latest volley in various global battles over place names.

9. KEEPING AN EYE PEELED FOR PUFFINS

The Audubon Society is asking bird lovers to observe Atlantic Puffins, whose population is dwindling in Maine due to starvation.

10. SPURS HIRE FEMALE ASSISTANT COACH

Becky Hammon, a WNBA star who plans to end her playing career after this season, becomes the NBA’s first full-time, paid female assistant.

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