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Proposed Russian ban dismays US adoption groups

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S.-based advocates of international adoption, who have grown accustomed to discouraging news in recent years, have a new cause for dismay: a bill in Russia’s parliament that would bar Americans from adopting Russian children.


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Russian trade, human rights bill heads to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Russian trade and human rights bill cleared Congress and headed for the President ‘s signature, opening new export opportunities for American business but antagonizing relations with Russia over its treatment of dissidents.



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