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Displaced Palestinian family members pass their time at the U.N. school where they sought refuge during the war, in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Tens of thousands of Palestinians have been displaced in the Israel-Hamas war that began July 8, at least 10,000 housing units have been destroyed and many have found refuge at U.N. schools turned into shelters. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, file photo, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki listens to a question during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad. On Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, al-Maliki ordered security forces not to intervene in the current political crisis over who will be the next prime minister, but rather focus on defending the country, which is under attack by Sunni militants in the north. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed, File)
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FILE - This 1965 file photo shows actress Lauren Bacall at her home in New York. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89. (AP Photo, File)
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FILE - This June 15, 2007 file photo shows actor and comedian Robin Williams posing to promote his film, "License To Wed" in Santa Monica, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
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Protestors drop to their knees and put their arms in the air during a rally for Michael Brown Jr., who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer last Saturday, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Clayton, Mo. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Laurie Skrivan)
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Workers set up a platform in prepare for a special holy mass by Pope Francis in front of the Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Pope Francis is scheduled to make a five-day trip to South Korea, starting Aug. 14 to participate in a Catholic youth festival and to preside over a beatification ceremony for 124 Korean martyrs. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, Sulaiman Kemokai a Ebola virus survivor near his house in the Heigbema Village in Kenema situated in the Eastern Province around 300km, (186 miles), from the capital city of Freetown in Kenema, Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leone, Sulaiman Kemokai, 20, was released from an Ebola treatment center on Sunday after spending 25 days in a ward there. He still feels stiffness in his joints but says he is gaining strength each day. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)
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In this Thursday, June 26, 2014 photo, 16-year-old Zhang Kaisheng studies near advertisements for oversea schools at Focus Education, a tutoring and consulting agency in Beijing. Like a growing number of Chinese teenagers, Zhang plans to enroll this fall in a private U.S. high school where he and his parents hope he will get a more well-rounded - if far more expensive - education. Tuition, room and board can cost around $40,000 - three to four times more than an elite private school in China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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This undated image provided Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014 by the Times Square Alliance shows a detail from a leaflet being handed out by police in New York's Times Square informing tourists that photos with costumed characters are free and tipping is optional. The campaign is apparently taking a bite out of the bottom line for the normally grabby cast of Elmos, Mickey Mouses, SpongeBobs and Statues of Liberty. The blitz crackdown kicked in last weekend, with officers handing out warning leaflets in five languages. (AP Photo/Times Square Alliance)

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

1. PALESTINIANS MULLING EGYPTIAN TRUCE PLAN

Cairo’s proposal calls on Israel to ease its siege of the Gaza Strip but stops short of including Hamas’ demand for a full lifting of the blockade.

2. IRAQ’S INCUMBENT PREMIER FIGHTS TO HOLD ON TO POWER

Nouri al-Maliki has lost the support of Iraqi politicians, the international community and Shiite powerhouse Iran.

3. LAUREN BACALL DIES AT 89

The actress created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in “To Have and Have Not” and “The Big Sleep” – and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood’s most storied marriages.

4. DETAILS OF ROBIN WILLIAMS’ DEATH EMERGE

The 63-year-old actor hanged himself with a belt and was found dead in a bedroom at his home by his personal assistant, authorities say.

5. POLICE WON’T RELEASE NAME OF COP INVOLVED IN TEEN’S SHOOTING

Authorities in Ferguson, Missouri, say death threats prompted them to withhold the name of the officer who fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown.

6. POPE’S KOREAN VISIT FINDS A THRIVING CHURCH COMMUNITY

Despite a history of persecution, South Korea now has ten times as many Catholics as half a century ago.

7. HOW EBOLA, EVEN WHEN CURED, CAN BE A CURSE

Kadiatou Fanta, a 26-year-old Guinea medical student who survived the disease, finds herself shunned by her family and professors, who fear being contaminated.

8. CHINESE TEENAGERS FLOCK TO AMERICAN SCHOOLS

With the rise of a richer middle class in China, high schoolers head to the U.S. in record numbers.

9. WHO IS FEELING THE HEAT IN TIMES SQUARE

Costumed characters are receiving less in tips because police leaflets that tell tourists they don’t have to tip them.

10. WHERE DOUBLE AND TRIPLE WORDS RULE

Buffalo is hosting the 25th National Scrabble Championship on Sunday with over 500 players from 11 countries competing for the top title.

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