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  • "When the president took office, it was his view — and President Medvedev's view — that U.S.-Russia relations had really drifted in recent years and that we were no longer cooperating on areas of mutual interests, and that that was harming both of our interests, frankly," Benjamin Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, told reporters Tuesday.

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