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Rep. Keith Ellison, Congress' sole Muslim member, said Wednesday he will return to Israel for a second time, during this month's congressional recess.
Ellison, a freshman Minnesota Democrat, will be traveling to Israel with about 20 other Democratic lawmakers on a trip sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation. The foundation in an independent, nonprofit charitable organization affiliated with the America Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby.
|Soldiers of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters regiment carry an injured colleague|
|NOAA satellite imagery shows Tropical Storm Erin intensifying Wednesday morning in the Gulf of Mexico.|
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|A "black mat" of algal growth in Arizona marks a line of extinction at 12,900 years ago; Clovis points and mammoth skeletons were found at the line but not above it.|