New Gaza cease-fire talks to begin in Cairo; Senate passes foreign aid bill
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U.S., Egyptian, Israeli and Qatari officials are expected to meet today in Cairo for renewed negotiations on an interim cease-fire in Gaza. The talks come as Israel prepares to conduct a ground invasion in Rafah, a southern Gaza city near the Egyptian border where more than a million Palestinians are seeking refuge.
After months of setbacks and negotiations, a bipartisan majority in the Senate voted early this morning to pass a $95 billion emergency aid bill for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. The bill passed 70-to-29, despite warnings from House Republicans that it may never receive a vote. The package does not include changes to U.S. border policy despite early insistence from Republicans that they would not support a foreign aid bill without border policy changes.
Former President Donald Trump's lawyers have asked the Supreme Court to put on hold a federal appeals court ruling rejecting his immunity claim in relation to his election interference case. Trump is accused of leading a conspiracy to cling to power after the 2020 election. His lawyers said Monday they are preparing an application for the high court to take over the case. The Supreme Court's decision could determine whether he will face a trial before the November 2024 election.
Jon Stewart returned last night as host of The Daily Show, nine years after leaving the role. He opened the show by diving into the controversy over the advanced ages of President Biden and Donald Trump.
Bob Edwards, Morning Edition's first and longest-serving host, has died at 76. Edwards joined NPR in 1974 during the Nixon impeachment and Watergate hearings as a newscaster. He later hosted All Things Considered with Susan Stamberg, who said his voice became part of millions of Americans' morning routine.
Listen to clips of Edwards from the archive as NPR's Steve Inskeep pays tribute to his career.
No matter your age, it's never too late to set yourself up for a healthy, purposeful life. As part of a new series from NPR's Allison Aubrey about thriving as you age, NPR asked readers to share their secrets to living a long life. Here's what they had to say:
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