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Gaza ceasefire holds but mistrust runs deep

(Reuters) – A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas held firm on Thursday with scenes of joy among the ruins in Gaza over what Palestinians hailed as a victory, and both sides saying their fingers were still on the trigger.

China angers neighbors with sea claims on new passports

(Reuters) – The Philippines and Vietnam condemned Chinese passports containing a map of China’s disputed maritime claims on Thursday, branding the new design a violation of their sovereignty.

Cuomo, Christie And Building Consensus

The governors of New York and New Jersey are beginning to plan for the rebuilding of their states after Superstorm Sandy.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns From Congress Amid Investigation

After spending the past several months on a medical leave of absence, and with a federal criminal probe apparently closing in, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) resigned from Congress on Wednesday, tendering his resignation in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).

Obama Cracks A Nate Silver Joke At Turkey Pardon

President Obama cracked a joke about New York Times polling guru Nate Silver at a White House turkey pardon ceremony on Wednesday.

Facebook Unveils Major Updates To Governing Docs, Including Disabling Voting

Facebook on Wednesday unveiled a long list of changes to its “governing documents,” that is, its terms of use and data usage policy, the documents that spell out exactly what Facebook can do with users’ data and how users can adjust their settings.

Morsi ‘power grab’ angers Egypt opposition groups

Egyptian opposition groups are calling for mass protests amid mounting anger at President Mohamed Morsi‘s surprise decision to give himself, and the Islamist-dominated assembly writing Egypt‘s new constitution, extraordinary new powers.

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