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Diplomats edged closer to finding a way to end the fighting in Gaza on Friday as the United States and Israel signed an agreement designed to stop arms smuggling into the Palestinian territory.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni signed a memorandum of understanding that calls for an international effort to stem the flow of weaponry and explosives.

The agreement outlines a plan to share information and provide technical assistance to stop the smuggling of arms to the militants. Read full article »

CNN's Elise Labott and Caroline Faraj contributed to this report

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