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At Meeting, Putin and Tillerson Find Very Little to Agree On

April 13, 2017
David Sanger | The New York Times
Vladimir V. Putin kept his guest, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, dangling all day.
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Nikki Haley sticking to her message as U.S. sees some positives at U.N.

April 13, 2017
Kimberly Atkins | Boston Herald
There were positive signs out of the U.N. Security Council yesterday as the U.S. tackles dual international crises of Syria and North Korea.
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Spicer adds ‘barrel bombs’ to the list of reasons the U.S. could again attack Syria

April 11, 2017
Jenna Johnson, Ashley Parker | The Washington Post
The U.S. is prepared to again take action against the Syrian government if it continues to use chemical weapons and barrel bombs, Sean Spicer said Monday.
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Rex Tillerson gives Russia stark choice in Syria conflict

April 11, 2017
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
Hours ahead of his first scheduled trip to Moscow, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said it was clear that “the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end.”
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On Trump’s Syria Strategy, One Voice Is Missing: Trump’s

April 11, 2017
Peter Baker, Gardiner Harris | The New York Times
President Trump's administration has spoken with multiple voices as it seeks to explain its evolving Syria policy. But one voice has not been heard from: that of Mr. Trump himself.
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Trump vexed by Assad’s motivation for chemical weapons attack

April 11, 2017
Michael Crowley, Josh Dawsey | POLITICO
In White House meetings, evening calls with friends and even throughout the weekend at Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump asked a repeated question: Why did Syria’s president use nerve gas?
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Tillerson, Haley issue differing statements on future of Assad in Syria

April 10, 2017
Abby Phillip, Mike DeBonis | The Washington Post
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday appeared to offer differing views on the future of Syria's president.
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McFarland to Exit White House as McMaster Consolidates Power

April 10, 2017
Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg Politics
K. T. McFarland has been asked to step down as deputy National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump after less than three months.
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The US Launched Airstrikes Against Syria To Punish It For Using Chemical Weapons

April 7, 2017
Nancy Youssef | Buzzfeed News
Thursday's military action came after a whirlwind week in which the US's policy toward Syria changed several times.
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