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US officials start talks on arming Syria's rebels

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration began discussing Monday whether the Assad regime's rapid military advance across the heart of Syria necessitates a drastic U.S. response, with officials saying a decision on arming beleaguered rebels could happen later this week. Top aides from the State and Defense Departments, the CIA and other agencies were gathering for a "deputies meeting" at...