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CNN Radio News Day: November 20, 2012
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 20: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attends a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on November 20, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel.
November 20th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: November 20, 2012

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:

  • There were conflicting reports today out of Gaza. It looked like Hamas was calling for a temporary ceasefire seven days into the latest conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, but now Egypt says that calm down won't begin tonight.  Israel has demanded a 24-hour quiet period, which means a halt in Hamas rocket fire, before further peace talks take place. In the meantime, it will be up to Hamas and Israel to work out an agreement with the help of Egypt, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.N. Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon:

" I know how difficult the situation is here. But, Israel must exercise maximum restraint. I strongly caution against a ground operation which will only result in further tragedy."

The Secretary General spoke in Israel today following a meeting with both Israeli President Shimon Peres and Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. FULL POST

The gospel of Allen Stone
November 20th, 2012
09:07 AM ET

The gospel of Allen Stone

By Gavin Godfrey, CNN

(CNN) - Allen Stone isn't your typical R&B and soul music star, but armed with an amazing voice and conscious lyrics, the Chewelah, Washington native has made a name for himself touring and performing for over a year.

The son of a pastor, 25-year-old Stone grew up singing in the church choir in a town of just over 2,000 people, and when he got his hands on secular music, his life changed forever.

[2:14] "I wasn't allowed any secular music in the house - through the grace of the universe we'll call it, somebody gave me a Stevie Wonder record, 'Innervisions,' and that sparked just this revelation inside of my spirit of this is the music I have to make. I fell in love with soul music at this point."

FULL POST

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