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In a lengthy news conference with reporters Wednesday, President Obama defended Israel's right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas, saying he had no sympathy for the group classified as a terrorist organization by the U.S.
He does, however, have "great sympathy" for the ordinary people struggling in Gaza, he said, as he laid out the U.S. goals to end the violence.
The Centers for Disease Control has raised its Ebola response to the highest level out of a growing fear the deadly virus may reach the United States. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses why the number of cases continues to rise.
These days, it seems the whole world is on fire, but no where more so than the Middle East. Even seasoned experts in foreign affairs agree: The crisis there is the worst they have ever seen. From the violence in Gaza to the rampage by the Islamic State, Jim Sciutto explains the region's instability.
A controversial character himself, Moshe Feiglin, the deputy speaker of the Israeli parliament, responds to Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan after Hamdan called him out in a fiery interview with Wolf Blitzer. Feiglin, a conservative member of the Knesset, also defends his comments calling for Palestinians to move to "tent encampments" in Sinai.
The battle for eastern Ukraine continues to rage on as government forces push further against pro-Russian separatists. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on the ongoing violence - as Russia masses more troops on the border.
The latest attack on U.S. military personnel by trained Afghan forces raises concerns on the security screening process. CNN's Brian Todd investigates the danger to Americans.