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Naming of new Taliban chief seen dimming Obama's hopes for Afghan peace talks

WASHINGTON The selection of a hard-line cleric as the new Taliban chief on Wednesday all but dashes U.S. President Barack Obama's hopes for opening peace talks before he leaves office, one of his top foreign policy goals, current and former U.S. defense and intelligence officials said.