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Obama Seeks War Authorization From Congress to Fight IS

President Barack Obama sent Congress his request for authorization to use military force in the campaign against the Islamic State group Wednesday, urging lawmakers to "show the world we are united in our resolve to counter the threat." The authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) would limit operations against the militants to three years and bars the use of U.S. troops in "enduring offensive ground combat." Obama's draft proposal said large-scale...

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