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3:41 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

What Will It Take To Make The Gaza Cease-Fire Hold?

Originally published on Thu December 13, 2012 7:38 am

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Now to the fragile truce between Israel and Hamas. The fighting may have stopped but a lot of work needs to be done for the cease-fire to last. In Cairo, talks are underway mediated by Egypt, on key issues such as easing the blockade of Gaza.

NPR's Philip Reeves reports those talks are being followed closely by people on land and sea.

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Politics
3:38 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Republican Corker On Deficit Plan, Benghazi Attack

Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 4:47 pm

Melissa Block speaks to Republican Senator Bob Corker about his plan for dodging the "fiscal cliff."

Politics
3:38 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Obama Uses Twitter To Ramp Up Fiscal Cliff Pressure

Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 4:47 pm

President Obama met with middle class taxpayers on Wednesday who had written to the White House about the impact of tax hikes on their pocket books.

The Salt
3:33 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

No Simple Recipe For Weighing Food Waste At Mario Batali's Lupa

Glen Osterberg (right) and another line cook at Lupa learn how to use the LeanPath waste tracking software.
Eliza Barclay NPR

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 8:44 am

Every year, restaurants throw away as much as 10 percent of the food they buy, as we reported yesterday, yet food waste ranks low on most chefs' list of priorities. But some restaurants want to do something about food waste in their quest to go green. That includes Mario Batali's Lupa Osteria Romana, one of New York's trendiest restaurants.

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The Two-Way
3:04 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Syrian Rebels Claim They Shot Down Fighter Jet With A Missile

Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 4:47 pm

Syrian rebels claim they shot down a MiG fighter jet not far from the Syrian-Turkish border on Wednesday. Along with the downing of a military helicopter on Tuesday, it would appear to be one of the first times rebels have successfully used a kind of weapon called a MANPAD, or portable, shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missile that can hit a plane in fight.

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