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Israel Accepts Cease-Fire Proposal From Egypt

Israel's Security Cabinet has accepted Egypt's proposal for a cease-fire with Hamas in Gaza. Hamas has not yet formally accepted the plan.
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Hopes And Hazards Of A Cease-Fire: A View From Israel

Robert Siegel talks to Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., about the Israeli air and missile strikes in Gaza and what would need to happen to bring about a cease-fire.
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Hopes And Hazards Of A Cease-Fire: A View From Gaza City

For a Gazan perspective on the prospect of a cease-fire, Robert Siegel talks to Mukhaimer Abu Sada, a political scientist at Al-Azhar University. They discuss the Israeli air strikes in Gaza and what must happen before fighting settles.
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West Bank: Strewn With Broken Glass And Caught In The Crosshairs

For the first time, rockets from Hamas caused damage in Palestinian areas of the West Bank. Reporter Daniel Estrin surveys a damaged home and asks Palestinians how they feel about getting caught in the crossfire.
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Citigroup Agrees To $7 Billion Fine For 'Egregious' Misconduct

Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle claims that it committed fraud when it sold mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis. Most of the money will be paid to the U.S. Treasury, but some will be used to provide mortgage relief to struggling homeowners.
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Between Hamas And Israel, What Might An Endgame Look Like?

Both Israel and Hamas say they are unwilling to sign on to a bare-bones cease-fire. Some say the key to peace may be empowering the moderate Fatah party, but it's unclear who could broker such a deal.
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In Defiance of Damascus, Aid Goes Cross-Border To Rebel-Held Areas

Against the demands of the Assad regime, a covert cross-border operation has been getting aid to desperate Syrians in areas out of government control. A new U.N. resolution could expand these efforts.
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Relics Of The Patron Saint Of Immigrants Take A Pilgrimage

This month, Saint Toribio Romo's relics will be displayed in churches around California. His spirit is said to guide, feed and shelter immigrants as they journey across the U.S.-Mexico border.
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How 'Ching Chong' Became The Go-To Slur For Mocking East Asians

Spoiler alert: Like many bad things in life, some of the first usages of the slur that we could find are from children's rhymes.
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Israel Shoots Down Drone As Clash With Hamas Continues

One week after violence broke out between Israel and militants in Gaza, the Palestinian death toll is being reported at 172; no Israelis have reportedly died in the fighting.

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