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Let's take a look at some things happening outside our region.

Egypt’s prime minister says Gaza ceasefire is close.  Israel's air offensive over the Gaza strip continues.  In all Israel says it has hit 1,350 targets in the Gaza strip since their operation began last Wednesday.  According to Palestinian medical officials 95 people have been killed, around half of them civilians.

Meanwhile President Obama made an historic visit to Myanmar today.  The president is the first commander in chief to visit the once isolated country.  In a jam packed schedule the president visited with the nation's leaders including the new civilian prime minister and a long-time democracy activist.

The biographer whose affair brought down the former CIA Director and retired 4-Star General, David Petraus, is trying to resume her daily routine from her closely watched house in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Paula Broadwell and her husband were spotted leaving their home in Charlotte this morning.  The couple returned this weekend after spending days at her brother's house in Washington D.C.  Broadwell's extramarital affair with Petraus led to his resignation as head of the CIA.

If you spent the weekend stockpiling Twinkies.  You may have jumped the gun.  The sweet treats are likely to survive.  Even though "Hostess" is closing up shop.  Analysts say a number of prospective buyers are looking at the brand.  As for the company's liquidation, that will likely take up to a year.

The American Music Awards were held in Los Angeles Sunday night and Justin Bieber dominated.  The 18 year old singer was nominated in 3 categories and won in all 3, including the award for artist of the year.  Taylor Swift won her 5th consecutive award for favorite country female artist.  And Usher won the award for favorite soul/r&b male artist.  And that's a wrap up of what's happening outside our region.

 

Story by Kristin Price, Beartooth NBC.
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Egypt, President Obama, Hostess, Israel, Gaza Strip, Myanmar, David Petraus, Paula Broadwell, American Music Awards, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift

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