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Obama not ready to recognize, arm Syrian rebels

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he's encouraged that the Syrian opposition has formed a new, more representative leadership council, but the U.S., unlike some other countries, isn't ready to recognize the group as a "government in exile" or to arm it. Obama told a White House news conference that his administration had been consulting intensively with foes of Syrian...