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President Obama on Monday dismissed threats from Syrian leader Bashar Assad threatening to retaliate if the U.S. launched a military strike. “I think you always have to take all precautions and recognize that any military action, even a limited one, is a significant piece of business. And you know, we have looked very carefully at all the possibilities,” Obama told PBS’s “Newshour,” in one of...

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