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July 8th, 2014
09:26 PM ET

Israel threatens ground invasion of Gaza

The Middle East is on the brink of a ground war. The Israeli government is warning of a ground war as the back and forth air strikes with Hamas intensifies. According to Israel, militants fired more than 130 rockets at the Jewish state.

Ground operations in Gaza 'might become necessary,' Israeli official says

Israel says its Iron Drome Missile defense system has intercepted a number of those attacks. Israel also unleashed an air assault of its own, aimed at crippling the militants rocket-launching ability.

At the U.S. embassy in Tel-Aviv, people were rushed to an underground shelter.

How close is Israel to launching a ground invasion?

OutFront, Israel's Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer.


Filed under: Hamas • International • Israel • News
July 8th, 2014
09:03 PM ET

Anti-environmentalists make statement with "rollin' coal"

People paying thousands of dollars so they can shoot black smoke at other people on the road.

What is rollin' coal? CNN's Jeanne Moos has the answer.


Filed under: Environment • Jeanne Moos
July 8th, 2014
08:53 PM ET

Undocumented family speaks: We can't go back

A surge of undocumented immigrants are pouring into the United States. It's a situation that is fast becoming one of the biggest political challenges President Obama has ever faced.

Obama made an emergency $3.7 million funding request to handle the crisis - almost twice as much as what the administration had previously signaled it needed.

One reason this crisis is so dire is a historic flood of children are being caught crossing the Southwest border.

Children Caught at U.S. border

 

 

In 2009, about 3300 children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras were caught by Border Patrol agents, according to the Department of Homeland Security. So far, this year, 40,000 children were caught.

CNN's Kyung Lah is at the border with the story of one Guatemalan family and the frightening world they left behind.


Filed under: Immigration • International • News
July 8th, 2014
08:40 PM ET

Sarah Palin calls for Obama's impeachment over immigration crisis

(CNN) – Sarah Palin said President Barack Obama's inaction over the escalating crisis on the southern border is grounds for impeachment.

The Republican firebrand wrote in a an op-ed published Tuesday in the conservative website Breitbart that "(Obama's) unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, 'no mas.'"

Calls for impeachment are coming from the President's harshest critics on the right and have intensified over the new immigration crisis. However, such a step is far-fetched, especially with Democrats currently in control of the Senate.

In the blistering op-ed, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee accuses Obama of intentionally allowing immigrants into the United States, hampering American job opportunities.

"President Obama’s rewarding of lawlessness, including his own, is the foundational problem here," she wrote.

"It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment."

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Filed under: Immigration • News • Politics
July 8th, 2014
08:35 PM ET

Berkeley to approve medical marijuana for low-income residents

It's official. Washington is now the second state where people can legally buy recreational marijuana. The demand is expected to be huge as business starts.

One reason: as of now, there are only 24 stores in a state of nearly 7 million people. And only one in the city of Seattle. But while Washington looks to cautiously bring pot to the masses, one California city - where marijuana is only available for medicinal use - is looking to give pot to the poor.

The Berkeley city council is expected to officially approve that plan Tuesday night.

Are they going too far?

CNN's Dan Simon has more.


Filed under: Business • Health • Marijuana • News
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