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GENEVA (AFP) – Washington called Thursday on the Syrian regime to quickly declare the scope and size of its chemical weapons stockpile as Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva for high-stakes talks.

Backed by a large team of U.S. experts, Kerry was to hold talks later in the day with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Moscow’s proposal to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons.

“It’s doable, but difficult,” a U.S. official told reporters accompanying the top U.S. diplomat.

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How bad was Tuesday night's debate? So bad that the above-the-fray Commission on Presidential Debates is planning on rule changes for the next debates.

"Last night's debate made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues," the CPD said in a statement. "The CPD will be carefully considering the changes that it will adopt and will announce those measures shortly."

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