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Nov 21, 201212:59 PM

Cheat Sheet: November 21, 2012

Distasteful Facebook photo goes viral

A personal photo posted on Facebook has drawn outrage across the country, calling for the subject’s firing. A photo posted in October shows Lindsey Stone raising her middle finger and acting as though she’s shouting, as she stands in front of a sign at Arlington National Cemetery calling for silence and respect. The picture quickly went viral, with people so outraged at the lack of respect Stone showed those who made the ultimate sacrifice they demanded she be fired from her job at a non-profit organization. (Source)

Chesapeake gives OK to backyard chickens

The City Council of Chesapeake voted yesterday to allow up to six laying hens in neighborhoods, with a provision to review the code in one year to decide whether to make it permanent. Since summer, a group 4 Chesapeake Hens had lobbied the Planning Commission and the City Council to allow for a backyard flock. After the vote, dozens of supporters gathered in the City Hall lobby, hugging one another and cheering their victory. (Source)

Egypt announces cease-fire in Gaza conflict

Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas agreed today to observe an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire, Egypt’s foreign minister announced in Cairo after a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Standing alongside Clinton, Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr said the cease-fire would begin at 9 p.m. local time. The announcement of the truce came after a bus bombing this morning brought the Gaza conflict to central Tel Aviv. The fighting between Hamas and the Israeli military had raised doubts about the prospects of a durable cease-fire sought by Clinton and others in hectic shuttle diplomacy. (Source)

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