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Obama, Medvedev to sign 'comprehensive' arms treaty
(CNN) – President Obama landed in the Czech Republic on Thursday for a meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to sign a major nuclear arms control agreement that reduces the nuclear stockpiles of both nations.
The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) builds on a previous agreement that expired in December.
Obama has called the treaty the "the most comprehensive arms control agreement in nearly two decades" and said it would cut the nuclear weapons of the United States and Russia by about a third.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said he hopes Congress will ratify the treaty with a large bipartisan majority, as it has with previous arms control treaties. FULL STORY
McDonnell: Not mentioning slavery was 'a mistake'
New anger is being aimed at Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. He's declared April "Confederate History Month," but in his initial remarks there was no mention of the word "slavery." The governor has apologized, but as our Kate Bolduan reports this morning, that hasn't stopped the controversy. FULL STORY
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