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US Senate Panel Approves Authorization for Fight Against Islamic State

U.S. lawmakers have taken the first step toward giving formal permission for the ongoing campaign against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria.  A Senate panel approved an authorization for the use of military force, or AUMF - a document that has virtually no chance of being adopted by the current Congress, but could inform deliberations next year. Months into a U.S.-led air campaign against Sunni extremists, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a three-year AUMF that...

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