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Posted: January 26, 2014 at 4:19 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “The situation is very difficult and very, very complicated, and we are moving not in steps, but half-steps.” Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N. mediator on talks in Geneva while trying to broker peace between Syrian President Bashar Assad’s delegation and the Syrian National Coalition after years of Syria’s civil war

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Front Section, Pages 6 on 01/26/2014