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There May Be a Top-Secret Answer to the Ebola Crisis—THE EDGE By Kaveh Waddell (@kavehewaddell)

By Kaveh Waddell (@kavehewaddell)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: As a 72-hour cease-fire was reached in Gaza, Israel began to move toward a unilateral end to its operation there. A secret Ebola drug that was flown into Liberia may have saved the lives of two Americans. James Brady, former White House press secretary and gun-control activist, has died.

 

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72-HOUR CEASEFIRE IN PLACE; ISRAEL UNILATERALLY WINDING DOWN OPERATION. After a cease-fire broke down Friday, Israel is moving troops into "defensive positions" on both sides of the Gaza border. (Steven Erlanger, New York Times) Both sides agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire brokered by Egypt this afternoon. (Capelouto and Heinrich, CNN)

SECRET EBOLA DRUG APPARENTLY SUCCESSFUL. "Three top-secret, experimental vials stored at subzero temperatures were flown into Liberia last week in a last-ditch effort to save two American missionary workers." (Gupta and Dellorto, CNN)

JAMES BRADY DIES AT 73. In 1981, the former White House press secretary was injured in an attempt on President Reagan's life. He later became a champion of tightening gun-control laws. (James Barron, New York Times)

 

U.S.-FUNDED YOUTHS AGITATED FOR REBELLION IN CUBA. A USAID program that sent young Latin Americans into Cuba to try to provoke political change was "fraught with incompetence and risk." (AP) Meanwhile, an American jailed on the island since 2009 for working on a separate USAID program is ailing. (Kaveh Waddell, National Journal)

TOMORROW IN ONE PARAGRAPH: The Senate Committee on Aging will hold a hearing called "Tools to Empower Seniors to Identify Scams and Fraud" from Indianapolis, Ind., at 11:30 a.m. At 1:45 p.m., Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum. At 2:45 p.m., President Obama will speak at the same event. Secretary of State John Kerry will be participating in the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit all day.

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INSIDE AKON'S PUSH FOR SOLAR POWER IN AFRICA. Asked about his celebrity status, themulti-platinum recording artist-turned-philanthropist told National Journal: "It helps to fast-track what we're doing and get a lot of attention to the cause." (Clare Foran)

OBAMA GETS A LOT OF GIFTS. Today's his 53rd birthday, but that's not the only occasion for gift-receiving when you're president. Curious? Thankfully, here you'll find "all 274 gifts given to Barack Obama between 2009 and 2012, ranked." (Philip Bump, Washington Post)

 

THE MYTH OF THE PROGRESSIVE WORKING-CLASS POLITICIAN. "Voters think lawmakers from humble beginnings are more likely to stick up for the little guy. They're not." (Avital Andrews, Pacific Standard)

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THE PROSECUTOR AND THE SNITCH. Cameron Todd Willingham was executed in Texas in 2004. But the man who testified that Willingham made a jailhouse confession to him that he murdered his three children has come forward to say he gave false testimony. (Maurice Possley, The Marshall Project)

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THE ULTRA-RICH, BY STATE. The wealthiest American is Washington state's Bill Gates. How do the rest of the country's millionaires and billionaires stack up against each other? (Movoto)

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VISUALIZED: DESTRUCTION IN GAZA. Interactive satellite maps show how much the landscape has changed in Gaza since the beginning of the Israeli military operation there. (New York Times)

IT'S ONLY FAIR. To offset the creep of "native advertising" into news content, John Oliver proposes subtly injecting news into TV ads. (Mauro Whiteman, National Journal)

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