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Senate voting on rebel aid after House backs Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of both parties expected quick passage Thursday as the Senate neared a vote on President Barack Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm Syrian rebels battling Islamic State militants. The measure sailed through the House on Wednesday as Obama won support from staunch Republicans who typically oppose him but lost votes from some of his most loyal Democratic allies in a 273-156 House tally. Republicans backed Obama by a more than 2-1 margin; him...

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