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Abbas heads to U.S., wants Bush to pressure Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wants his first White House visit this week to yield assurances from George W. Bush of pressure on Israel to start heeding a “road map” peace plan, aides and diplomats say. But Abbas has scaled back expectations of concrete promises from Bush of “final-status” negotiations on a Palestinian state once Israel evacuates the occupied Gaza Strip in three months. Full Story

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