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Posted: February 21, 2013 at 1:35 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Neither side can allow itself to rely on a military solution to the conflict, because it’s a road to nowhere, a road to mutual destruction of the people.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who said the Kremlin and the Arab League are attempting to broker talks between Syria’s government and rebels to resolve the country’s civil war Article, 5A Benedict studies faster succession VATICAN CITY — A week ahead of his expected resignation, Pope Benedict XVI is considering changing the rules for the election of his successor, potentially letting the process start sooner, the Vatican said Wednesday.

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