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September 10, 2013 7:43 PM

Did Obama stumble into – or engineer – the Syria deal?

A potential international deal to seize Syria’s chemical weapons and avoid U.S. airstrikes comes after a dizzying run of events that raises the question: Did President Barack Obama stumble into a deal with Russia or was this the work of quiet diplomacy and closed-door talks?

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