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White House press secretary Jay Carney listens to a question from the media during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Monday, May 6, 2013. Carney answered questions about Syria and chemical weapons, as well as Israeli action in Syria. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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White House press secretary Jay Carney listens to a question from the media during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Monday, May 6, 2013. Carney answered questions about Syria and chemical weapons, as well as Israeli action in Syria. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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