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In Showdown Over Debt, Neither Party Is Blinking
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With House Republicans set to vote against raising the debt ceiling Tuesday, there is concern that Congress is engaging in unusually risky brinkmanship.
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To Much Skepticism, Syria Issues Amnesty
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An announcement by President Bashar al-Assad came at a time of outrage over a video of a tortured boy.
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The battle between government forces and tribesmen renewed fears that stalemate could turn into civil war.
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