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Russia's President Putin signs anti-adoption bill

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INTERNATIONAL -- American families are now banned from adopting children from Russia. President Vladmir Putin signed the bill today.

The law also blocks Russian children currently in the process of being adopted by American families from leaving the country. Many believe the law is retaliation for a law that President Obama signed earlier this month that calls for sanctions against Russian officials who abuse human rights.

More than 60,000 Russian children have been adopted by American families the past 20 years.

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