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Obama says Senate vote authorizing arms for Syria rebels shows US united against Islamic State
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says a bipartisan Senate vote to authorize arming and training Syrian rebels shows the world that Americans are united in combating the Islamic State group....

Measure to arm Syrians unites some Senate candidates, divides others, as they tread carefully
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of the most endangered Senate Democrats broke with President Barack Obama on Thursday over his request to train and arm Syrian rebels battling brutal Islamic State militants, while his Republican opponent backed the Democratic president....

Congress sends Obama bill to cut big backlog of analyzing DNA evidence in rape cases
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Thursday renewing a soon to expire program that helps local governments cut their backlogs of unexamined DNA evidence in rape cases....

Kansas court orders Democrat off ballot, a blow to GOP Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election hopes
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas must remove the name of the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from the ballot, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that could hinder three-term Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election in November and hurt Republicans hoping to win a Senate majority....

At UN summit, Obama to pressure foreign leaders to make bold commitments on climate change
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Having spent political capital fighting climate change at home, President Barack Obama will turn his sights overseas next week, urging fellow heads of state to be as ambitious as possible as they negotiate a make-or-break global treaty to be finalized in Paris next year....

One more time: House GOP passes election-year package of tax, energy bills already approved
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In case you missed them the first time, House Republicans have passed an election-year package of tax cuts, regulation reductions and, once again, a tweak to President Barack Obama's health law. As before, they stand no chance of becoming law....

Democratic voter files petition with Kansas court to force party to pick new Senate nominee
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A registered Democratic voter has filed a new petition with the Kansas Supreme Court asking it to force the party to name a new nominee for the U.S. Senate....

Democrats in top Senate races decry GOP call to sell birth control pills without prescriptions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When a handful of Republican Senate candidates called for oral contraceptives to be sold without a prescription, Democrats cried foul....

Senate votes overwhelmingly to back Obama on aid to Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State group
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago....

Some lawmakers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan oppose measure to arm, train Syrian rebels
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness among veterans crossed party lines as Republicans Democrats alike said they feared weapons and training would one day be used against Americans instead of against militants seeking an Islamic state....

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