The State Department won't let diplomats take the ice bucket challenge

The State Department won't let diplomats take the ice bucket challenge
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The ice bucket challenge is a social media behemoth that seemingly has everyone dumping cold water on their heads to raise money and awareness for ALS. One group of people who will not be joining in on the fundraising gimmick: America's top diplomats.

The State Department's lawyers have banned U.S. ambassadors and other high-ranking officials from participating lest they violate ethics rules, according to a cable obtained the Associated Press.

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