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SOTU Scoop
August 6th, 2014
04:57 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By CNN's Tracey Webb

Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, August 6, 2014.

1. Israel-Gaza crisis. A 72-hour cease-fire appears to be holding after one day, as Israeli and Palestinian officials gathered in Egypt for peace talks. So far there are no signs of an imminent deal to extend or make the truce permanent. Israel is calling for Hamas to disarm, while Palestinian group wants Israel to end its blockade of Gaza. Nearly 1,900 Palestinians have been killed since tensions between Israel and Hamas last month. The U.N estimates civilians deaths account for 70% of deaths in Gaza. On the Israeli side: 64 soldiers and three civilians have died.