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October 9, 2013 6:00 AM

Panama hopes U.S. will clean up chemical weapons it left on island

As the U.S. presses for the rapid destruction of chemical weapons in Syria, a dispute lingers over chemical munitions that American soldiers left on a Panamanian island more than 60 years ago. Panama has pressed the U.S. for decades to remove them, and now it’s optimistic that the Obama administration has agreed. But the administration is less definitive about whether an agreement has been struck.

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