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Israeli soldiers ride on a tank to a position near Israel's Gaza Border on Thursday, July 10, 2014. With rockets raining deep inside Israel, the military pummeled Palestinian targets Wednesday across the Gaza Strip and threatened a broad ground offensive, while the first diplomatic efforts to end two days of heavy fighting got underway. Egypt, which has mediated before between Israel and the Hamas militant group, said it spoke to all sides about ending the violence. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in touch with Israel to try to lower tensions. And the United Nations chief warned of a "deteriorating situation ... which could quickly get beyond anyone's control." (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)Pres. Obama says the U.S. is willing to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel, Hamas.

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Death row inmate Eddie Wayne Davis is seen in an undated picture from the Florida Department of CorrectionsFlorida has executed a man for the 1994 rape and slaying of an 11-year-old girl.

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REMOVES EARLIER ACCOUNT THAT HASKELL WAS THE FATHER OF THE CHILDREN WHO DIED - A family who identified themselves as friends of the victims, pause on the porch Thursday, July 10, 2014, after placing flowers and a framed photograph at the door of the home where a gunman killed six people Wednesday in Spring, Texas. The Harris County Sheriff?s Office says Ronald Lee Haskell was booked Thursday on a capital murder/multiple murders charge and held without bond. Authorities believe Haskell fatally shot two adults and four children on Wednesday night and critically wounded a 15-year-old girl, who called 911. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was, authorities said Thursday.

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