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Palestinians gather outside a classroom at the Abu Hussein U.N. school in Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, hit by an Israeli strike earlier, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Several Israeli tank shells slammed into the crowded U.N. school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday, a Palestinian health official and a U.N. official said. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)Israeli tank shells strike a crowded school used as shelter for refugees, officials said.


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In this photo taken from video provided by nbc4la.com, water reaches into the air after a water main burst on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles near UCLA Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/nbc4la.com) MANDATORY CREDITSome of the best-known parts of campus are flooded, including the famed basketball arena.


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Girls from a student sports team react as President Barack Obama greets patrons at Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque restaurant Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Obama went to the restaurant to meet with four Kansas City residents who wrote him letters. According to the White House the Kansas City letter writers include a man who thanked Obama for student loan help he received, a single mother who described her challenges raising children and running a business, a teacher in a GED program and a woman who is active in her neighborhood association. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Barack Obama feasted on barbecue Tuesday with four people who wrote him letters in a trip to highlight the struggles of working families in American's heartland, as the clock ticked on pressing issues before Congress goes on summer break.


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