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Josh Marshall

Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.

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While most of our focus has been on Ukraine, Israel this afternoon (eastern time) launched what appears to be a significant ground incursion into Gaza. Palestinian sources are reporting "scores" of casualties. The reports out of Israel are scattered and contradictory. A statement from the Prime Minister's office says the assault is focused on destroying the cross border tunnel infrastructure between Gaza and Israel. Initial reports suggested a limited incursion. But IDF spokespeople are now saying that the IDF is operating in the north, center and south inside the Gaza Strip. There are also unconfirmed reports of a possible amphibious landing as well. All of this comes amidst continued rocket fire into southern and central Israel and along the coastal plain.

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AP: "Police says the Russian blue cat named Kush went berserk inside a DeLand home July 5, scratching owners Teresa and James Gregory on their arms and legs. The couple retreated to a bedroom and called 911."

If you're stuck on the germ of the story for your new Southern Gothic novel, I gotcha covered.

Last night, Paul MacLeod, owner of Graceland Too, which roadsideamerica.com calls "a manic floor-to-ceiling (including the ceiling) tribute to The King", shot and killed a man, 28 year old Dwight David Taylor.

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For journalists and editors in the New York City area, I wanted to let you know TPM is expanding and we have two new editor slots we're hiring for to work from our New York City office. (Of course, you can be from anywhere; but the positions themselves are located in New York.) One is an Associate Editor position (see listing) who will focus on breaking news and our LiveWire section. The second is a new Features Editor position (see listing) who will work on our expanding opinion section, freelance feature and longform pieces. These are both new positions and the 'editor' titles are not nominal. These are editing positions - the standard mix of story conception, assignment and editing. We're looking for a couple of great people to join our team. Interested? Check out the listings at the links above. Thanks.

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