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House votes to arm Syrian rebels 8:42pm EDT

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. advisers may take forward positions in Iraq fighting

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Fla. - Some U.S. military advisers could end up in front-line positions in the fight against Islamic State militants, the White House said on Wednesday, although President Barack Obama vowed that America would not fight another ground war in Iraq.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Islamic State campaign tests Obama's commitment to Mideast allies

WASHINGTON - After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m. 

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