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U.S.-Russia Talks on Syria’s Arms Make Progress
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American and Russian negotiators meeting in Geneva on Friday moved closer to an agreement that would seek to ultimately strip Syria of its chemical weapons.     

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US and Russia reach 'pivotal point' in Syria weapons talks
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After lasting late into Friday night, discussions enter a third day on Saturday with U.S. officials pointing to at least limited progress on some elements of a Russian proposal to inventory, isolate and eventually destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stocks.

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Wisconsin teachers union decertified in latest blow to labor under Walker law
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Teachers from one of Wisconsin’s largest unions have jumped ship — voting overwhelmingly to abandon the group in the latest in a string of setbacks for the struggling labor movement following Gov. Scott Walker’s union overhaul two years ago.

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Social Security paid $1.3B in potentially improper disability payments, report says
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The GAO said the overpayments reveal weaknesses in Social Security’s procedures for policing the system.

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Video: Biden: "Neanderthal" GOP slowed domestic abuse legislation
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Vice President Biden expressed amazement on Thursday that the “neanderthal crowd” in the Republican caucus threatened the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.

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Rep. Dana Rohrabacher claims he arm-wrestled Putin
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California Republican says he quickly lost drunken match with the future Russian president back in the 1990s

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Kerry Spars With Russia in Syria Talks
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Negotiations over how to rid Syria of its chemical weapons continued for a second day here in Geneva. It remains unclear if the American and Russian delegations have narrowed their differences.     

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