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Susan Rice Says Benghazi Claims Were Based On Information From Intelligence

The U.S. envoy to the U.N. is seen as a front-runner for the job of secretary of state in President Obama's second term, but her comments in the wake of the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi have made her a focus of criticism. Rice also said she looked forward to discussing Sen. John McCain's concerns over her comments with the Republican.
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Israelis Have Mixed Reaction To Cease-Fire

Philip Reeves has more on the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
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Egypt, U.S. Help Negotiate Cease-Fire In Gaza

Israel and Hamas have reached an agreement to end more than a week of fighting that killed at least 140 Palestinians and five Israelis. The agreement was brokered by the Egyptian government, assisted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who spent the day shuttling around the region. Hamas has agreed to shop firing rockets into Israel in return for a loosening of the Israeli blockade of Gaza, and an end to the assassination of Hamas officials. Leila Fadel talks to Robert Siegel.
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Gaza Conflict Unites Some Palestinians Behind Hamas

Residents of Gaza have welcomed the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas that came into effect on Wednesday. The agreement, brokered by the Egyptian government with the help of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, brought an end to eight days of fighting that left more than 140 Palestinians and five Israelis dead. Hamas has welcomed the ceasefire, saying the group had achieved its objectives.
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Rebel Takeover Of Congo City Humiliates Government

In eastern Congo, the city of Goma was captured by rebel forces. But on the streets, life appears normal and people are not particularly fearful. Many say that the rebels have humiliated their national army and UN peacekeepers. Even some wounded government soldiers in the military hospital seem in a conciliatory mood.
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Amid Protests, Spain Tries Banning Photos Of Police

As anti-austerity protests spread around the country, the Spanish government is drafting a law prohibiting citizens from taking photos and video of riot police on the job. Video already released on YouTube shows police firing rubber bullets into crowds and beating demonstrators. The proposed ban on citizen photography seems to have prompted even more people to join protests and take pictures, including 12 year old Paula Carrasco.

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