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Posted: August 31, 2013 at 3:49 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Read for yourselves the evidence from thousands of sources. This is the indiscriminate, inconceivable horror of chemical weapons. This is what Assad did to his own people.” Secretary of State John Kerry, as the U.S. released an unclassified intelligence report suggesting President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons in Syria

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