10 things you need to know today: August 11, 2014


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Yazidi refugees cross the Iraq-Syria border.  Yazidi refugees cross the Iraq-Syria border. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

The Week

A new cease-fire begins in Gaza, Kurdish forces retake two towns from ISIS, and more

1. Israelis and Palestinians agree to new, 72-hour cease-fire
A new 72-hour cease-fire went into effect at 12:01 Monday morning after Egypt worked with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to end the hostilities yet again. Both sides agreed to continue working on a long-term peace agreement, but it’s not clear whether any progress has been made. The last cease-fire expired on Friday, opening the door for Hamas to launch dozens of rockets at Israel. Israel responded with airstrikes. [The New York Times]

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2. Kurdish forces retake two towns from ISIS
After days of intense fighting, Kurdish fighters said they have reclaimed two areas from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as U.S. warplanes continued airstrikes against the militant group for the…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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