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Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez died today after a two-year battle with cancer, the Associated Press reports. He was 58. VIce President Nicolas Maduro made the announcement this afternoon. Chavez was in office for over 14 years, but had not been seen publicly since December when he traveled to Cuba for cancer surgery. Maduro was named his successor three days before this final surgery.
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"Lines have been drawn before and they've been passed. That's why the president has been so definitive this time. This is a very challenging moment with great risks and stakes for everybody because the region will be far less stable and far more threatened if Iran were to have a nuclear weapon." - Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry discussed his recent trip overseas, his first as secretary of state, with ABC News. He believes if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, it could trigger a nuclear arms race is the Middle East. He also believes a nuclear Iran would pose a major threat to Israel.
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