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THE WEEK

SYRIA CONFIRMED IT HAS CHEMICAL WEAPONS

'He isn't about to do it, and it can't be done.'

JOHN KERRY, U.S. Secretary of State, alleging that Syria's President would never turn over his chemical weapons; Kerry was expected to meet with his Russian counterpart to discuss the issue

60%

Increase in ice-covered ocean water since last year, leading some scientists to believe that the planet is actually undergoing "global cooling"

29.4 in 1,000

Record-low birthrate among U.S. teens, down from 31.3 in 1,000 two years ago

'We remember who caused nine-one-one in America.'

MICHELE BACHMANN, in Egypt, suggesting--without new evidence--that...

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