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Vote raises Palestine’s U.N. status

More than 130 countries voted Thursday to grant Palestine the upgraded status of nonmember state in the United Nations, a defeat for Israel and the United States and a boost for President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, who was weakened by the recent eight days of fighting in Gaza.

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  • Headline: Vote raises Palestine’s U.N. status
  • Publication: Front Section, Pages 1 on 11/30/2012
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