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john kerry accepted president putin's long-standing demand that the syrian people decide assad's fate. >> translator: we think that syrian people alone should determine who they want to rule them, under which standards, and which rules. >> reporter: kerry said he still believed assad's bloody crackdown makes him unfit to lead syria in the future. but. >> we focus today not on our differences about what can or can't be done immediately about assad. >> reporter: it's a far cry from september when john kerry told cnn assad's ouster was the key to ending the civil war and defeating isis. >> as long as assad is there, you simply can't make peace. period. assad has done so many terrible things to his own citizens that that fighting won't stop, and we can't stop it. >> reporter: tomorrow in new york secretary kerry will hold a fresh round of talks on syria and hopes to get a u.n. security council resolution endorsing this peace process. the obama administration hopes that, if it can get a cease-fire going between regime forces and syrian rebels the u.s. coalition can team up with russia
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months, u.s. secretary of state john kerry says it needs more attention. >> clearly the social media has placed a whole new burden and new set of questions, but not impossible ones to resolve. and i think we need to look at this very, very carefully, which is what we're doing. >> a three-day search of the lake near the shooters' home has turned up nothing. the crucial hard drive from their personal computer remains missing. we learned today that it was cell phones found at the attackers' home that led them to that lake. but we also learned that those social media postings were done under a pseudonym and with privacy settings that made them visible only to a small group, which means they likely would not have been found discovered even if those visas were subject to social media review. brianna shows how difficult it is to catch this kind of thing in advance. >> yeah, that's a very good point. jim sciutto for us in d.c. thank you. coming up, chilling new information that the mastermind of the paris attacks may have been nearby directing the massacre at a concert hall as it was happening.
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