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April 5, 2009 11:11 AM

Obama commits U.S. to eliminating nuclear weapons

President Barack Obama on Sunday committed the United States to a long-term goal of ridding itself and the world of nuclear weapons and said his first step would be to downplay the United States' nuclear weapons as the keystone of its defense. He laid at a three-part plan that he said would cut the risk of nuclear proliferation.

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