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House votes to arm Syrian rebels 17 Sep 2014

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's plan on Wednesday to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, but questions remain over whether it will give them the advanced weapons they say they need to defeat Islamic State militants.

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U.S. senators call for federal judge to resign over wife beating

- Three U.S. senators on Wednesday called for the resignation of a federal judge accused of beating his wife in an Atlanta hotel room last month.

U.S. 17 Sep 2014

U.S. House passes bill to avert government shutdown, extend Export-Import bank

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a stop-gap spending measure that averts an Oct. 1 government shutdown and extends the U.S. Export-Import Bank's ability to operate for another nine months.

U.S. 17 Sep 2014

Top U.S. Senate tax law writers urge renewal of tax breaks package

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate's top Democratic and Republican tax law writers on Wednesday both urged colleagues to renew a set of expired federal tax breaks, many of which support renewable energy.

17 Sep 2014
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Top U.S. security threats: lone wolves, Syria fighters : officials

WASHINGTON - Americans radicalized by online propaganda from Islamic State and other militant groups pose the main terrorist threat to the United States, which is especially vulnerable to foreign fighters returning from Syria, senior U.S. security officials said on Wednesday. | Video

World, Tech 17 Sep 2014
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U.S. attorney general urges changes to fight more Wall St. crime

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday called for Congress to take steps to help prosecutors build criminal cases against senior Wall Street executives, saying companies often insulated their leaders from responsibility for misconduct.

U.S., Breakingviews 17 Sep 2014