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Kerry: Assad missed shot to tighten ties with West

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John Kerry says Syria's leader missed an historic opportunity to tighten ties with the West, and it's far too late now. President Barack Obama's nominee to be secretary of state says President Bashar Assad insisted he wanted to create jobs for Syria's youthful population. He had a chance, then, to work with Western nations. But, Kerry says, "History caught up to us: That...

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