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The Conflagration to Spark Deeper Conflict?
Three airmen are dead — the first known Russian casualties since its intervention in Syria began in September. That was the immediate aftermath of Turkish forces' downing of an SU-24 warplane. Vladimir Putin warned of "serious consequences," while President Obama urged both sides to remember the common goal of defeating...