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Analysis: Russia wants seat back at Mideast table

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. deal with Russia to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons has pulled the Obama administration into deep waters: the Kremlin's long-standing drive to put the brakes on American power and to restore Moscow to its place as a pivotal Mideast player. If Syria, which relies on Russian patronage, signs on, then the deal temporarily would solve a big domestic political...