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"This is a critical moment for the region," says Clinton. "Egypt's new government is assuming the responsibility and leadership that has long made this country a cornerstone of regional stability and peace."
Clinton traveled to the region to help bring an end to the fighting that has left hundreds killed and injured, with most of the casualties on the Palestinian side. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreeing to the deal after speaking to President Obama by phone.
"I would like to say a special thanks to President Obama for allowing Israel to defend itself and for the support of the iron dome," says Netanyahu. "Also to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and also to Egypt for help in achieving this cease fire."
The White House releasing details of that call between the President and the Israeli Prime Minister, where Obama expressed his appreciation to Netanyahu for working with the new Egyptian government to reach a cease fire. The Commander in Chief also reiterating his commitment to Israel's security, making it clear no country can be expected to tolerate rocket attacks against civilians. Adding he is committed to seeking additional funding for the iron dome and other U.S/Israeli missile defense programs, as well as helping Israel deal with the issue of the smuggling of weapons and explosives into Gaza. The President also calling Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to thank him for his efforts in helping to broker the cease fire and to express his commitment to the relationship between Egypt and the U.S. along the Israel/Gaza border.
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Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.