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US Congress pushes ahead with bid to arm Syrian rebels – Reuters

Reuters US Congress pushes ahead with bid to arm Syrian rebelsReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives began debating legislation on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State … Continue reading

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US Aid for Syria Rebels Will Pass Congress, Leaders Say – Businessweek

Zee News US Aid for Syria Rebels Will Pass Congress, Leaders SayBusinessweekU.S. congressional leaders of both parties said they expect to pass a measure granting President Barack Obama's request to arm and equip Syrian rebels. “The president asked us to … Continue reading

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Despite ISIS Horror, Congress Is Wary of US Military Expansion – New York Times

New York Times Despite ISIS Horror, Congress Is Wary of US Military ExpansionNew York TimesMleiha, a suburb east of Damascus, was captured this month by Syrian government troops after five months of heavy fighting. Credit Uncredited/Associated Press. Continue reading the … Continue reading

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Lew pushes Congress to stop tax ‘inversions’

US Treasury secretary writes to Dave Camp, Republican chairman of House Ways and Means Committee, in a push to end corporate redomiciling offshore to cut tax Asia homepage

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Syria crisis: Obama asks Congress for $500m for rebels – BBC News

BBC News Syria crisis: Obama asks Congress for $ 500m for rebelsBBC NewsPresident Barack Obama has asked the US Congress to approve $ 500m (£294m) to train and equip what he described as "moderate" Syrian opposition forces. The funds would … Continue reading

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Obama asks Congress for $500 million to train Syria rebels – Los Angeles Times

Sky News Australia Obama asks Congress for $ 500 million to train Syria rebelsLos Angeles TimesSyrians inspect the damage after a government airstrike in the Karm al Jabal area of Aleppo on June 26. Syrians inspect the damage after a … Continue reading

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Outlook for online state sales tax fix dims in U.S. Congress

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prospects for federal action to resolve a fight over state sales taxation of online retailing faded on Wednesday in the U.S. Congress, after a senior Republican lawmaker said more debate is needed before legislation … Continue reading

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China’s leaders to attend annual congress

Thousands of delegates gather this week in Beijing to rubber-stamp laws and policies decided by the country’s ruling Communist party Asia homepage

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US debt limit legislation clears Congress

Republican capitulation on debt ceiling and now the reversal of cuts to military pensions show a waning appetite for deficit reduction Asia homepage

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‘American Idol’ singer Clay Aiken to run for Congress in North Carolina

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) – Former “American Idol” singer Clay Aiken said on Wednesday he will run for U.S. Congress as a Democrat in his home state of North Carolina, where he once worked as a special education teacher. Reuters: … Continue reading

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