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Syria Breaking News: McCain Won't Delay Dempsey's Nomination as U.S. Military Chief

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Republican Senator John McCain said he would not delay Army General Martin Dempsey's nomination to a second term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff after Dempsey spelled out what he saw as possible U.S. military options for Syria. Russian foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, said that the government of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria was ready to engage in peace negotiations without preconditions and he urged the United States and other Western nations to bring Syrian opposition groups to the table for a new round of talks. Activist groups said that Government troops fired mortar rounds that slammed into a main market in a town in northern Syria, killing at least 18 civilians.

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