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Obama to seek congressional OK for Syria action

Obama to seek congressional OK for Syria action WASHINGTON (AP) – Short on support at home and allies abroad, President Barack Obama unexpectedly stepped back from a missile attack against Syria on Saturday and instead asked Congress to support a … Continue reading

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When to strike: Tense decisions for Obama on Syria

When to strike: Tense decisions for Obama on Syria WASHINGTON (AP) – Preparations for a highly anticipated strike on Syria could lead to an awkward decision on timing. Few doubt that President Barack Obama is preparing for a U.S.-led military … Continue reading

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Vatican confirms Catholic priest beheaded by Syrian rebels

Vatican confirms Catholic priest beheaded by Syrian rebels On Sunday, the Vatican confirmed that Islamic rebel forces fighting against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria had beheaded a Roman Catholic priest. Jabhat al-Nusra forces accused Father Francois Murad, a Franciscan … Continue reading

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UN arms treaty could put U.S. gun owners in foreign sights, say critics

UN arms treaty could put U.S. gun owners in foreign sights, say critics UNITED NATIONS – A treaty being hammered out this month at the United Nations — with Iran playing a key role — could expose the records of … Continue reading

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