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Clinton VP choice Tim Kaine a Democratic leader on Mideast issues

Clinton VP choice Tim Kaine a Democratic leader on Mideast issues

Tim Kaine has been a vocal supporter of U.S. security assistance to Israel but found himself at odds with the pro-Israel lobby and Benjamin Netanyahu over the Iran nuclear deal. Kaine criticized the prime minister, but subsequently worked to improve ties between the prime minister and Senate Democrats.

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Donald Trump speaking during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, July 21, 2016. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

What’s alike — and what’s not — about Trump and Netanyahu defending LGBTQ rights

Liron Shimonie, far left, and Yuval Regev, center, wearing masks of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's face at the Jerusalem Pride Parade, July 21, 2016. (Andrew Tobin)

At Jerusalem Pride March, Orthodox welcome

Police officers responding to a shooting at the Olympia Einkaufzentrum (OEZ) in Munich, Germany, July 22, 2016. (Joerg Koch/Getty Images)

Munich shooter acted alone, say police

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United States

Bernie Sanders introducing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at a rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, July 12, 2016.(Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Leaked Democratic email indicates potential effort to smear Sanders as atheist

The email does not mention Sanders by name, but he has repeatedly skirted questions about whether or not he believes in God.

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Israel & Middle East

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas posing for photographs at the European Parliament in Brussels, June 23, 2016. (Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images)

In rare call, Netanyahu offers Abbas his condolences over brother’s death

Omar Abbas, who was suffering from cancer, died in Qatar Thursday.

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Life & Culture


Jon Stewart on "Late Night with Stephen Colbert" in New York City, July 21, 2016 (YouTube/CBS)


Jon Stewart makes a comeback to poke fun at Donald Trump and Fox News

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