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ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama wants to give Marine Gen. John Allen time to consider his next assignment before deciding whether to proceed with his nomination to lead U.S. and NATO forces in Europe. Allen, just back from a 19-month Afghanistan command, was linked to -- but then cleared of -- a sex scandal that ended David Petraeus' job as CIA...