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After months of promises that he would relinquish power, President Ali Abdullah Saleh left his fractious country for neighboring Oman, handing over the country's uncertain future to his Vice President. Officially, Saleh was headed for the U.S. to receive medical care for burns suffered in a June bomb blast. The U.S., concerned about perceptions that it will be welcoming a dictator, is hoping that Saleh's absence from Yemen will ease a much needed political transition there. In elections on Feb. 21, the acting leader, Abdel Rabbo Mansour Hadi, is expected to be rubber-stamped as President,...

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