1. DIPLOMACY

    Clinton Meets With Abbas

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    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met early Tuesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah in the West Bank, and will also sit down in Jerusalem for talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. She will then travel to Cairo to meet with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who has been attempting to negotiate a ceasefire. Clinton will stay in the West Bank and Jerusalem during her trip and not travel to Gaza, which is run by Hamas, a group designated by the U.S. as a terrorist organization. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will also meet with Abbas in Ramallah on Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, violence in Tel Aviv and continued airstrikes shook Israel and Gaza.

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