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17 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Senate votes to support Obama on rebel aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants on Thursday, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago. The 78-22 Senate vote sent Obama legislation that also provides funding for ...

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17 MINS AGO - Christian Science Monitor

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Why Senate vote on training Syrian rebels was a bit unusual

The Senate plan to train Syrian rebels passed with bipartisan support Thursday. But there was also strong bipartisan opposition, which points to a fuller debate in December after the midterm elections.

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23 MINS AGO - Christian Science Monitor

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Why Senate vote on plan to train Syrian rebels was a bit unusual

The Senate plan to train Syrian rebels passed with bipartisan support Thursday. But there was also strong bipartisan opposition, which points to a fuller debate in December after the midterm elections.

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17 MINS AGO - Reuters

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U.S. Congress approves arming Syrian rebels, funding government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate approved President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants on Thursday, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the radical group.

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17 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Obama: Vote shows US united against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a bipartisan Senate vote to authorize arming and training Syrian rebels shows the world that Americans are united in combating the Islamic State group. Obama says Islamic State terrorists thought they could frighten or intimidate the U.S. through the barbaric murder of two Americans. He says they're learning the same lesson that others ...

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