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US Lawmakers to Approve Plan to Arm Syrian Rebels

U.S. lawmakers are set Thursday to give their full backing to a plan to arm and train select Syrian rebels who are trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad and defeat fighters from the Islamic State. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Wednesday approved the legislation, 273 to 156. The Senate, controlled by the President Barack Obama's Democratic Party, is expected to vote Thursday on a government spending bill and a measure to authorize the training of...

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