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The Queen in Ireland: A sovereign's debt. David Gardner and John Murray Brown, FT. A better case for the monarchy than royal weddings or funerals. Obama of Moneygall. Mark Landler, NYT. Is there anywhere the president does not have roots?

Obama gets real on Israel. Daniel Levy, American Prospect. Obama is trying to help Netanyahu, but is Netanyahu interested? Obama at AIPAC. "There was nothing particularly original in my proposal... What I did on Thursday was to say publicly what has long been acknowledged privately." The Syrian Problem. Steve Coll, New Yorker. "The time for hopeful bargaining with Assad has passed."

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