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Abbas determined to seek UN nod for Palestine

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — After bitter rival Hamas held its own in a fierce battle with Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has no choice but to override U.S. objections and seek U.N. recognition of a state of Palestine next week, his aides said Friday. But even such recognition, likely to be granted, may not be enough for the Western-backed backed proponent of non-violence and a...