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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

August 4th, 2014
08:39 PM ET

Israel and Hamas accept new cease-fire

Late Monday, Israel and Palestinian factions, including Hamas, agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire proposed by Egypt. While both sides still appear suspicious of each other, the deal seems to be holding for the moment.

August 4th, 2014
08:30 PM ET

Russians chase U.S. spy plane

A confrontation in the skies over Europe: CNN's Brian Todd reports on the close encounter between Russian fighter jets and a U.S. spy plane.

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August 4th, 2014
08:09 PM ET

Wolf challenges Hamas leader

In a tense interview, Wolf Blitzer challenges the Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan on comments he made suggesting that Jews killed Christians and mixed their blood in holy matzo.