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JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory.

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Low-wage workers — and everyone else who has a job — got some pleasant surprises from the Obama Administration this week.

On Tuesday, the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board announced that McDonald’s could be treated as a “joint employer” in labor cases. That may sound like a small administrative matter, but it’s actually a big deal — and a big win for workers at McDonald’s and beyond.

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House Republicans officially gave Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) their seal of approval on Wednesday to sue President Barack Obama, marking the first time in U.S. history that a chamber of Congress has endorsed a lawsuit against a president.

The House adopted the resolution by a vote of 225-201. Five Republicans joined a unanimous Democratic conference to vote against the measure. They were Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY), Walter Jones (R-NC), Paul Broun (R-GA), Steve Stockman (R-TX) and Scott Garrett (R-NJ).

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The Satanic Temple, which has started a campaign for a religious exemption from certain anti-abortion laws, said that while legal action isn't planned, the group may file lawsuits if doctors fail to comply with the exemption forms they drafted, a member of the group told Salon.

The group argues that "informed consent" laws, which require doctors to give women seeking an abortion state-mandated information on the procedure, violate their belief that "personal decisions should be made with reference to only the best available, scientifically valid information." The group cited the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, which allows closely held businesses to opt out of paying for contraception if they have religious objections, to support their campaign.

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) said on Tuesday that some of his GOP colleagues not only think former IRS official Lois Lerner belongs in jail, they also think she's "a word that rhymes with witch."

In an interview on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show," Stockman said he and some fellow House Republicans want to issue an arrest warrant for Lerner before Congress leaves for its summer recess. Lerner has become the face of the IRS targeting scandal, and in May, the House voted to find her in contempt of Congress for asserting her Fifth Amendment rights amid ongoing investigations.

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