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By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Chemical weapons were likely used in five out of seven attacks investigated by U.N. experts in Syria, where a 2 1/2-year civil war has killed more than 100,000 people, according to the final report of a U.N. inquiry published on Thursday. The U.N. investigators said the deadly nerve agent sarin was likely used in four of the incidents, in one case on a large scale. "The United Nations Mission concludes that chemical weapons have been used in the ongoing conflict between the parties in the Syrian Arab Republic," the final report by chief U.N. investigator Ake Sellstrom said. The investigation found likely use of chemical weapons in Khan al-Assal, near the northern city of Aleppo, in March;
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says he isn't planning to pursue two-sport stardom, despite being drafted Thursday by baseball's Texas Rangers. The Rangers selected the NFL star in the minor league phase of the rule five draft, normally a low-key affair at the Major League Baseball winter meetings that is designed to prevent teams from stockpiling too many young players on their minor league teams. Wilson was available in the draft because he once played in the minor league system of the Colorado Rockies. Wilson said it was "pretty cool" that the Rangers had drafted him, but added he was focused more on the Seahawks' NFL game against the New York Giants on Sunday.