Scott Neuman http://aspenpublicradio.org en U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya Shut Down Amid Fighting http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/us-embassy-compound-libya-shut-down-amid-fighting <em><strong>Updated at 9:05 a.m. ET.</strong></em><p>The U.S. has temporarily closed its embassy in Libya and evacuated diplomats amid what is being described as a significant deterioration in security, with rival militant factions battling in the capital, Tripoli.<p>"Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:06:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 22141 at http://aspenpublicradio.org U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya Shut Down Amid Fighting Temporary Cease-Fire In Gaza Appears To Be Holding http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/temporary-cease-fire-gaza-appears-be-holding <em><strong>Update at 8:55 a.m. ET.</strong></em><p>NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports from Jerusalem this morning that a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/25/335405818/israel-and-hamas-reportedly-agree-to-12-hour-truce">12-hour humanitarian cease-fire</a> in Gaza that went into effect at 8 a.m. Israeli time (1 a.m. ET) looks to be holding.<p>Hundreds of Gaza residents were taking advantage of relative calm to stock up on supplies. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:50:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 22132 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Temporary Cease-Fire In Gaza Appears To Be Holding Obama: U.S., Central America Share Responsibility For Influx Of Minors http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/obama-us-central-america-share-responsibility-influx-minors President Obama met with the leaders of three Central American countries at the White House on Friday, telling them that they share responsibility with Washington for stemming an influx of children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.<p>Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina and Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren discussed the growing humanitarian crisis with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.<p>The Associated Press says Obama told the leaders he wants to stem the flow of children. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:09:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 22122 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Obama: U.S., Central America Share Responsibility For Influx Of Minors Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/pope-francis-visit-us-next-year Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Philadelphia in September 2015, a trip that would mark his first to the U.S. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:02:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 22100 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year Indonesia's President-Elect Crowdsources His Cabinet http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/indonesias-president-elect-crowdsources-his-cabinet Indonesia's president-elect is making good on a campaign promise to be a new kind of leader — starting with his Cabinet, which he's asking ordinary people to help him choose.<p>Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, was named president on Tuesday following July 9 polls, the results of which were contested by rival Prabowo Subianto. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:01:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 22101 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Indonesia's President-Elect Crowdsources His Cabinet