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News Wrap: Nearing Louisiana Shore, Storm Isaac Reaches Hurricane Status
August 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM EDT
5296932970News Wrap: Nearing Louisiana, Isaac Reaches Hurricane StatusIn other news Tuesday, President Obama urged gulf residents not to underestimate the danger of Hurricane Isaac as it reaches land with 80 mile per hour winds and bringing up to 20 inches of rainfall. Kwame Holman speaks to National Hurricane Center's Ed Rappaport on what's in store for the gulf region.2012-08-28 18:04:00disabled22738055338gJ2U3OyxvMtrue112678Will Mideast cease-fire deal offer a sustainable truce?The war between Israel and Hamas, which took thousands of lives this summer, appeared to be at an end with the announcement of a new cease-fire. Gwen Ifill talks to Dennis Ross of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Shibley Telhami of the Brookings Institution about the prospects of enduring calm, the emergence of Egypt as lead negotiator and the rebuilding process ahead.2014-08-26 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/454222434-320x196.jpg2365314160eAbD2vB0sy0112682Will Iraqi factions reconcile in face of extremist threat?The Obama administration has repeatedly stated that it will provide additional military support against the Islamic State militant group only when Iraqis form an inclusive government that can deliver national unity. But can the political system in Baghdad heal the mutual distrust among the Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds? Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports from Iraq.2014-08-26 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/iraq4-320x196.jpeg2365314170MGzKG_96BkM112677Hamas and Israel agree to open-ended cease-fireIsrael and Hamas accepted a cease-fire deal that opens more border crossings, allowing humanitarian aid and construction materials into Gaza. If the cease-fire holds, new talks on other issues would begin in a month. The U.S. State Department called the deal “an opportunity, not a certainty.” Gwen Ifill reports.2014-08-26 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ceasefire1-320x196.jpeg2365314165NDBirtA8Gp0
In other news Tuesday, President Obama urged Gulf residents not to underestimate the danger of Hurricane Isaac as it reaches land with 80 mile-per-hour winds and bringing up to 20 inches of rainfall. Kwame Holman speaks to National Hurricane Center's Ed Rappaport on what's in store for the Gulf region.
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