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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Divided vote foreshadows Obama challenge on Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry testifies Wednesday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on congressional authorization for military intervention in Syria, a response to last month's alleged sarin gas attack. On the Senate side, meanwhile, authorization for a strike against the Assad regime passed out of the Foreign Relations Committee.