Rio Uses Christ Statue as Symbol of World Cup

    Rio’s iconic Christ statue will be lit up on the eve of Sunday’s World Cup final in the colors of each of the finalists’ flags with Twitter users to determine which is displayed the longest.

    Growing Crisis: Anti-immigration protesters demonstrate in Georgia. Jewish groups are demanding a more humane approach to unaccompanied minors.

    20 Jewish Groups Plead With Barack Obama for More Humane Immigration Policy

    Twenty Jewish organizations are urging President Obama and Congress to deal humanely with the unaccompanied children and refugees that are crossing the border and entering the United States.

    3 Kidnapped Israeli Teens Shot 10 Times — Silencer Used

    Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted by Palestinians in the occupied West Bank last month were shot at least 10 times with a silenced gun in what appeared to be premeditated killings, a U.S. official involved in the investigation said.

    Star of David Pendant Spurs Attack in Berlin

    A man wearing a Star of David pendant and cap was attacked in a Berlin park in what investigators suspect was a right-wing hate crime.

    27 Killed in Gaza as Rockets Land Deep in Israel

    Militants in Gaza fired more rockets at Tel Aviv on Wednesday, targeting Israel’s heartland after Israeli attacks in the enclave that Palestinian officials said have killed at least 27 people.