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U.S. House votes to arm Syrian rebels, but questions remain 6:36pm 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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Former Connecticut governor's advice to company was 'ruse': witness

NEW HAVEN Conn. - Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland advised a healthcare company in the state as part of a "ruse" to try to hide that he was being paid to help the congressional campaign of the company owner's wife, an executive testified on Wednesday.

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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.

U.S., Breakingviews 4:19pm EDT

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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Top U.S. general urges Congress to think again on defense cuts

WIESBADEN Germany - Congress should look hard at whether to continue automatic budget cuts that weaken the U.S. military at a time when security around the world is deteriorating, a top U.S. general said on Wednesday.

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