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Syria's Assad Running for Third Term

Bashar al-Assad, the embattled president of Syria, is running for a third seven-year term. The speaker of parliament made the televised announcement Monday. Candidates began registering last week for the presidential election, which will take place June 3. Assad has been battling rebels in a conflict that began as peaceful protests in March, 2011 and quickly grew into a civil war that has killed more than 150,000 people. Another 2.6 million people have fled Syria to surrounding...

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