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    Russia, U.S. Agree on Syrian Ceasefire Plan

    Not everyone’s optimistic. Though U.S. officials say the ceasefire in Syria will begin Saturday, a member of the Syrian parliament was skeptical of the plan, saying the Syrian government still has the right to combat terrorism. The ceasefire as it stands doesn’t end hostilities against ISIS or the local al-Qaida affiliate, but other rebel groups say they’ve tentatively signed onto the deal — which could mean a pause in controversial Russian airstrikes against rebels. But it could also give ISIS, which killed about 130 people in Syria over the weekend, time to power up.

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