Why Egypt Has A Direct Interest In A Gaza Cease-Fire Between Israel And Hamas

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In the 24 days since Israel’s Operation Protective Edge began, there have been three humanitarian cease-fires, plus one expected to begin Friday; at least six attempted humanitarian cease-fires or extensions; an original Egyptian proposal; and the

Why Egypt Has A Direct Interest In A Gaza Cease-Fire Between Israel And Hamas

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In the 24 days since Israel’s Operation Protective Edge began, there have been three humanitarian cease-fires, plus one expected to begin Friday; at least six attempted humanitarian cease-fires or extensions; an original Egyptian proposal; and the

Pregnant Kelly Rowland: ‘It’s A Boy!’

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“Destiny’s Child” star Kelly Rowland tried to keep her baby’s gender a secret, but her excitement over her bundle of joy shined through so strong that she revealed she’s expecting a boy with husband Tim Witherspoon. The revelation was made during an interview with Fox411 on Wednesday at a Caress event. 

‘The Quest’ Premiere: Executive Producers Jane Fleming and Rob Eric Preview ABC’s Exciting New Reality Show

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Quest Interview Executive Producers Jane Fleming and Rob Eric took IBTimes behind the scenes of "The Quest" before the ABC premiere.  ABC

USDA Approves Controversial New Poultry Inspection Overhaul

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released the final version of a controversial rule to overhaul national poultry inspection standards. The rule released Thursday afternoon puts an end to more than two years of wrangling among the USDA, the poultry industry and health and food safety advocates over how best to reform the nation’s poultry inspection regime for the first time in more than five decades.

Drew Barrymore Half-Sister Dead: Actress Called Jessica ‘Fat,’ Source Says

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Drew Barrymore released a statement following the death of her half-sister Jessica on Wednesday, but apparently the child star said something so hurtful to her sibling that it stayed with her until her tragic death, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reported.

Why China’s Economy Can’t Pop Its Real Estate Bubble

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When housing prices in China rose through the first months of 2013, raising fears that the property market had formed a dangerous bubble, the Chinese government imposed cooling measures. Beijing introduced restrictions on purchases of second and third homes, required higher down payments for mortgages and tightened credit for property developers. Beijing hoped that these measures would keep prices from rising out of control.

Tea Party Out-Muscles Boehner On Border-Security Funding

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(Reuters) - A bill to fund border security blew up in House Speaker John Boehner's face on Thursday, leaving Republicans in disarray and struggling to reconcile Tea Party demands with the need to deal with a humanitarian crisis on the southwestern border with Mexico.

Alpha Natural Resources To Cut 1,100 Coal Miner Jobs As Coal Demand Falls; Demand For Natural Gas Increases

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One of the nation’s largest U.S. coal companies said it may lay off 1,100 miners in West Virginia this fall as competition from natural gas, falling prices and tougher regulations continue to squeeze the industry. Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:ANR) announced the looming layoffs at 11 of its affiliated surface mines in the state.

Senate Republicans Block $2.7 Billion Border Security Bill

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Republicans on Thursday blocked Senate legislation giving President Obama $2.7 billion to deal with the enormous amount of Central American migrant children arriving at the southwestern U.S. border, according to Reuters.

The bill didn't clear a procedural hurdle, with the vote being 50-44 -- 10 below the 60 needed. Reuters wrote that Republicans objected to the cost of the measure, complained it wouldn't do enough to halt increasing illegal migration of children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.