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Top Stories: Mideast Truce Over; Obama Authorizes Strikes In Iraq

Good morning, here are our early stories:

— In Gaza, Cease-Fire Expires And Hamas, Israel Trade Fire.

— Here's What You Need To Know About The U.S. Intervention In Iraq.

And here are more early headlines:

Afghanistan Presidential Candidates Reach Compromise. (AP)

Ukraine Insists Truce Still In Effect Around Plane Wreckage. (Reuters)

Tenn. Senator Alexander Fends Off Tea Party Challenge. (The Tennessean)

New VA Secretary McDonald To Visit Troubled Phoenix Facility. (The Hill)

Malaysia Proposes Takeover Of Troubled National Airline. (BBC)

Rohingya Children Face Severe Malnutrition In Burma Camps. (AP)

Florida Lawmakers Redrawing Election Maps. (Washington Post)

California Man Charged With Igniting One Of State's Largest Fires. (Time)

Happy 70th Birthday, Smokey Bear. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)