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Reports that the Syrian government would relinquish its chemical weapons to the international community helped push U.S. markets higher Tuesday morning. Syria's foreign minister Walid al-Mouallem said his country would accept Russia’s proposal to turn over its stockpile of chemical weapons if it would "remove the grounds for American aggression" according to Reuters. The U.S. government accuses Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of killing more than 1,400 civilians with chemical weapons in an attack on Aug. 2