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Senate panel votes to authorize force in Syria

Posted: 09/04/2013 - A Senate panel has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack.

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Syria rebels attack regime-held Christian village

Posted: 09/04/2013 - A nun and activists say rebel fighters have attacked a regime-held, predominantly Christian village, commandeering a mountaintop hotel and shelling the ancient community from there.

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Syria resolution sets deadline, bars ground forces

Posted: 09/03/2013 - The Senate resolution authorizing President Barack Obama to use military force against Syria would bar American ground troops for combat operations and set a deadline for any action.

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Obama has bipartisan support for Syria strike

Updated: 09/03/2013 - President Barack Obama's push for a military strike in Syria is gaining significant momentum today. Leaders of both parties in Congress say they're convinced that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people, and that the U.S. should respond.

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Boehner says he supports Obama on Syria

Updated: 09/03/2013 - House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says he will support President Barack Obama's call for the U.S. to take action against Syria for alleged chemical weapons use and says his Republican colleagues should support the president, too.

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Ohio man who threatened police holds 'idiot' sign

Updated: 09/03/2013 - A man who threatened officers in Cleveland is making a court-ordered public apology by standing near a police station with a sign describing himself as an idiot.

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US home prices climb 12.4 percent in July

Posted: 09/03/2013 - U.S. home prices jumped 12.4 percent in July from a year earlier, reflecting a housing market that's increasingly favoring sellers amid a tight supply of available homes for sale.

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Train safety move delayed decades

Posted: 09/03/2013 - Despite a rash of deadly train crashes, the railroad industry's allies in Congress are trying to delay the deadline for installing technology to prevent the worst types of collisions to at least 2020. That's almost half a century after accident investigators first called for such safety measures.

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NY case puts N-word use among blacks on trial

Posted: 09/03/2013 - A New York City federal jury has rejected the argument that use of the N-word among blacks can be a culturally acceptable term of love and endearment, deciding its use in the workplace is hostile and discriminatory.

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Nokia stock surges 40 pct on Microsoft takeover

Posted: 09/03/2013 - The share price of Nokia Corp has surged 40 percent after Microsoft said it would take over the Finnish firm's smartphones, patents and services in a move to challenge to Apple and Google.

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GOP senators say details needed on Syria strategy

Posted: 09/02/2013 - Two Republican foreign policy hawks say President Barack Obama must make a strong case for attacking Bashar Assad's Syria if he wants to win congressional backing for the operation.

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Boxer Tommy Morrison dies at 44

Posted: 09/02/2013 - Tommy Morrison, a former heavyweight champion who gained fame for his role in the movie "Rocky V," has died. He was 44.

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