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Kerry's Russia Problem

Kerry is trying to punish Putin and still get his help on Syria.

On the one hand ...

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

As Secretary of State John Kerry works to cajole his Russian counterpart to help end the war in Syria, his State Department is planning this week to ban more Russian nationals from the U.S. and its financial system for the murder of a Russian lawyer in 2009.

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