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U.S., Russia reach agreement on Syria

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The Associated Press/Darlene Superville

President Barack Obama says Syrian President Bashar Assad must take ``concrete actions'' to show he's serious about giving up his chemical weapons.

Obama made his comments in his weekly radio and Internet address _ which was taped Friday, before word came Saturday that U.S. and Russian diplomats had a deal on a framework for Syria to destroy all its chemical weapons.

Obama blames Syria for an Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack the U.S. maintains killed more than 1,400 people. He threatened a military strike in response but put that on hold for the U.S. and Russian talks.

In the Republican address, Tennessee Rep. Diane Black urged the Senate to pass a bill to prevent fraud and abuse in Obama's health care law.

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