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Posted: December 20, 2013 at 5:49 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Passing new sanctions legislation now will undermine our efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution and greatly increase the chances that the United States would have to take military action.” White House spokesman Jay Carney, as 26 senators introduced legislation that could raise sanctions on Iran

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