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Little Progress in US Authorization for Fight Against Islamic State

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Congress should give President Barack Obama flexibility in combating Islamic State fighters, if and when lawmakers approve a military authorization. Months into a U.S.-led air campaign against Sunni extremists, Congress appears no closer to passing an authorization, and the administration is not spelling out a proposal of its own. As air strikes continue over Iraq and Syria, an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) remains elusive....

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