The White House has invited Israeli leaders to visit next week to discuss the administration's long-awaited Middle East peace plan. Meanwhile, on their own, Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have brokered something that's already having a modest impact.

Strawberries and snacks from Gaza may now be sold abroad. Gazan fishermen can venture farther into the Mediterranean for a better catch. Thousands of unemployed Palestinians are suddenly allowed to leave the territory to work in Israel after more than a decade.

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Former billionaire and pharmaceutical executive, John Kapoor, has been sentenced to five years and six months in prison. His sentencing is the culmination of a months-long criminal trial in Boston's Moakley Federal Court that resulted in the first successful prosecution of pharmaceutical executives tied to the opioid epidemic.

Since the Wuhan coronavirus was first reported in December 2019, the bulk of the confirmed cases have been in China but there have been cases also reported in nearby countries like Japan and Singapore and the U.S. — typically in an individual who had recently been in Wuhan, where the virus was first identified.


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The U.S. government says it's on high alert for cyberattacks from foreign countries in this election year. Yet private cybersecurity firms have often been the ones sounding the alarm, and in some cases, they are selling their services to the U.S. intelligence community.