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U.S. backtracks on PLO office closure

Officials now say Palestinians can work on peace deal, aim for full reopening

By JOSH LEDERMAN The Associated Press

This article was originally published November 25, 2017 at 3:10 a.m. Updated November 25, 2017 at 3:10 a.m.

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FILE- This Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, file photo shows the Washington office of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Last week, U.S. officials said the Palestine Liberation Organization mission in Washington had to close because the Palestinians had violated a provision in U.S. law. But the State Department said Friday, Nov. 24, that the office can stay open, with restrictions. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

President Donald Trump's administration backtracked Friday on its decision to order the Palestinians' office in Washington to close, saying it instead would merely impose limitations on the office that it expected would be lifted after 90 days.

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