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Palestinians walk in front of the damage to the Italian Complex following several late night Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing the 15-storey Basha Tower and severely damaging the Italian Complex in a further escalation in seven weeks of cross-border fighting with Hamas. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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This image provided by the Curtis family shows Nancy Curtis, left, and her son, Peter Theo Curtis, right, in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Curtis, a freelance reporter who wrote under the byline Theo Padno and who had been held hostage for about two years in Syria, returned to the U.S. Tuesday. (AP Photo/Curtis Family)
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Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist waves to supporters while speaking at a victory party after Florida's primary election, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Crist defeated Nan Rich, a former Senate Democratic leader who has been campaigning for governor longer than Crist has been a Democrat. He is the first person in Florida to win the nomination for governor as a Republican and a Democrat. At right is Crist's wife Carole. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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A Tim Hortons restaurant is seen on W. 26th Street in Millcreek Township, Pa., on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Burger King struck an $11 billion deal to buy Tim Hortons that would create the world's third largest fast-food company and could make the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain more of a household name around the world. (AP Photo/Erie Times-News, Christopher Millette)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, second left, shakes hands with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, right, as EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, left, and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, center, watch, prior to their talks after after posing for a photo in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Leaders of Russia, Belarus, two other former Soviet republics as well as top EU officials are meeting in Minsk, Belarus, for a highly anticipated summit to discuss the crisis in Ukraine which has left more than 2,000 dead and displaced over 300,000 people. (AP Photo/Kazakh Presidential Press Service, Sergei Bondarenko, Pool)
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In this Sunday, Aug. 18, 2014 photo, an Afghan laborer cleans a Toyota car that is for sale at a car shop on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. Sales of Toyota Hiluxes and used Corollas are down. Afghanistan’s economy, vastly supported by international military spending and aid since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion to topple the Taliban, finds itself struggling on the precipice of what could be an uncertain future. NATO forces plan to pull out of the country at the end of the year, insecurity is rising as international aid falls and its drawn-out election battle threatens to destabilize the country. All those worries have seen the country’s economy retract in recent months and many fear things will only get worse. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
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Mannequins stand at a store that sells clothing for over weight people in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. The Venezuelan government has launched a public relations campaign to halt a steady rise in obesity that, if left unchecked, threatens to lead to a costly, public health crisis. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2012, file photo, United States' Kelly O'Hara (5) fights for control of the ball with Costa Rica's Daniela Cruz (8) during the first half of CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer game action at B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. A group of players from the U.S. women’s national team, who will vie for a spot in the World Cup in October qualifying, have joined with several international players in protesting the turf surfaces for next summer’s big event in Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward, File)
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This image released by Fox shows, from left, Brian Bradley, Nolan Sotillo, Griffin Gluck and Charlie Rowe from the "Red Band Society," premiering Sept. 17. (AP Photo/Fox, Annette Brown)

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

1. TOUGH ISSUES REMAIN FOLLOWING GAZA TRUCE DEAL

Israel and Hamas agree to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting, but barriers to lasting peace persist – such as Palestinian appeals for the end of a Gaza blockade.

2. FREED AMERICAN JOURNALIST BACK HOME

Peter Theo Curtis who was held by a Syrian extremist group of nearly two years is reunited with his family in Boston.

3. EX-FLA. GOV. CRIST CONTINUES POLITICAL COMEBACK

Democratic voters select him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in the Sunshine State.

4. WHY CORPORATE INVERSIONS ARE RISING

More and more U.S. companies are merging with foreign ones to avoid American taxation.

5. WHO GIVES 'POSITIVE ASSESSMENT' OF UKRAINE SUMMIT

Russian President Putin suggested he was encouraged following talks for a peace plan in Eastern Ukraine, while Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko also voiced support.

6. TWITCH SALE SHOWS VIDEO GAMES HAVE COME OF AGE

Amazon’s commitment to buy the online gaming community for $1 billion highlights the value of revenue streams coming from gamers.

7. AFGHANISTAN’S FINANCES SLOW DOWN AHEAD OF TROOP WITHDRAWAL

A rise in violent attacks combined with fears over the country’s political future is hurting its lopsided economy.

8. WHERE FOOD SHORTAGE MEANS BULGING WAISTLINES

Most Venezuelans can’t find enough to eat so they are binging on empty calories.

9. FIFA, CANADA FACE HEAT OVER WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

Athletes and fans including Tom Hanks are criticizing plans to hold the 2015 soccer tournament on artificial turf and not grass.

10. NEW FALL TV SHOWS WORTHY OF FIRST-NIGHT LOOK

FOX’s “Red Band Society” and ABC’s “Black-ish” are among the fresh autumn crop of programs.

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