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Laying out 2 visions for US role in final debate

Romney, Obama clash on wars, the Mideast, China

BOCA RATON, Fla. — In their third and final presidential debate, President Obama and Mitt Romney nodded to areas of agreement, but still found plenty of ways to disagree over American policy and approaches in the Middle East, and the country’s evolving role around the world.

Obama underscored his achievements as commander in chief — ending the war in Iraq, drawing down troops in Afghanistan, and killing Osama bin Laden — to argue that he has been effective and vigilant in the war on terror.

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