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Israel, Palestinian moves threaten to derail US efforts

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Israel and the Palestinians announced moves Tuesday that could scuttle peace talks, prompting US Secretary of State John Kerry to call off a second visit in as many days aimed at saving them. 

An Israeli woman holds signs in front of pictures of Israelis who were killed by Palestinians militants near a protest tent against the release of Palestinian prisoners in front of the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem, on April 1, 2014

Earlier in the day, Kerry had wrapped up a lightning visit to Israel, planning to return to the region on Wednesday in hopes of convincing the Palestinians to extend the faltering talks beyond their April 29 deadline.

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