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US recognizes first Somali government in 2 decades

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. has recognized Somalia's government for the first time in more than two decades. Calling it a milestone in the country's fight against Islamist extremists, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made the announcement Thursday alongside Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. President Barack Obama later met privately with the Somali leader at the White House. The...

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