"Closer than we have been" on deal to release hostages held by Hamas, White House official says

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Deputy White House National Security Adviser Jon Finer tells "Face the Nation" that coming to an agreement with Hamas to release hostages is an "extraordinarily high priority for everyone" in the Biden administration. "We believe we are closer than we have been to reaching a final agreement," Finer said, but he cautioned that "we do not yet have a final agreement in place." "Face the Nation" is America's premier Sunday morning public affairs program. The broadcast is one of the longest-running news programs in the history of television, having debuted Nov. 7, 1954, on CBS. Every Sunday, "Face the Nation" moderator and CBS News senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan welcomes leaders, newsmakers, and experts to a lively round table discussion of current events and the latest news. Subscribe to the "Face the Nation" YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/facethenation/​ Watch full episodes of "Face the Nation": https://www.cbsnews.com/face-the-nation/full-episodes/ Follow "Face the Nation" on Instagram: https://instagram.com/facethenation/ Like "Face the Nation" on Facebook: https://facebook.com/FaceTheNation Follow "Face the Nation" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FaceTheNation Subscribe to our newsletter: https://cbsnews.com/newsletter/ Download the CBS News app: https://cbsnews.com/mobile/ Try Paramount+ free: https://paramountplus.com/?ftag=PPM-05-10aeh8h For video licensing inquiries, contact: licensing@veritone.com
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