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Blinken signals no immediate U.S. press for Mideast ceasefire

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken signalled Monday the U.S. still would not press for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers as fighting entered its second week, with more than 200 people dead, most of them Palestinians in Gaza.

Palestinian children walk next to rubble from a house was that was hit by early morning Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, May 17, 2021. (Khalil Hamra / AP)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)