5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: The moon illuminates Israelis standing on a hill at the Israeli town of Sderot, overlooking the Gaza Strip, as they watch a missile, not seen, fired by Palestinian militants from inside Gaza towards southern Israel, Nov. 21, 2012, shortly before a

Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Obama, Oregon State Basketball Team Visit Food Bank

President Obama, accompanied by his family, friends and the Oregon State men's basketball team, volunteered at the Capital Area Food Bank on Wednesday.

2. Rockets Fall Silent in Cease-Fire Between Israel and Hamas

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a cease-fire, which took effect at 9 p.m. ET. Egypt brokered the agreement, which promises to halt the airstrikes and rocket attacks that have killed more than 130 people.

3. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns

Jesse Jackson, Jr. has resigned from Congress. The representative from Chicago submitted his letter of resignation, noting that he is under a federal investigation and that his health issues have prevented him from returning to work.

4. Hostess Bankruptcy Judge Moves Forward With Liquidation

Unable to come to an agreement with striking workers, Hostess has received court permission to liquidate its brands, including the iconic Twinkie, as part of bankruptcy proceedings.

5. More Americans to Travel This Thanksgiving, AAA Says

More than 43.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, AAA projects.

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