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Politics

In Senate race, two views of global responsibilities

With a civil war in Syria destabilizing the Middle East, the two candidates for US Senate in Massachusetts offer strongly different stances on United States foreign policy, positions that illustrate distinctive philosophies of what role the country should play in the world.

US Representative Edward J. Markey said he believes that addressing “poverty, injustice, hunger, disease, climate change” and other development issues abroad should be an essential part of US foreign policy, alongside diplomacy and defense.

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