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Rice Cancels Trip to Beirut After Airstrike

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice cancelled a trip to Beirut Sunday after an Israeli airstrike killed more than 50 people, mostly women and children, in the southern Lebanese town of Qana in the bloodiest attack since the hostilities began between Israel and Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia. But she did not call for an immediate ceasefire. At a hastily called news conference, Rice said she was “deeply saddened” by the “terrible loss of life” and insisted the United States was working harder than any party to try to achieve a ceasefire. Full Story

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