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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

President Obama has been on the phone with Republican and Democratic members of Congress to discuss $500 million request to train Syrian rebels, senior administration officials say - @lesleyclark

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Image: House language providing authorization to train and equip Syrian rebels makes it clear it does not authorize combat troops - @frankthorpNBC

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

House leaders planning Wednesday vote on aiding moderate Syrian rebels as amendment to funding legislation, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., says - @thehill

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Turkey Syria tensions

Turkish media: Turkey looking into possibility of establishing 'buffer zone' on southern border if needed, President Erdogan says - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

New House authorization for training Syrian rebels to be introduced on Monday, and added to continuing resolution funding bill likely as an amendment, senior House Armed Services Committee aide says - @frankthorpNBC

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

More: House Republicans are proposing to authorize a mission to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels with an explicit ban on deploying US ground forces to fight the Islamic State - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

House GOP will introduce new language to authorize training, equipping of Syrian rebels with 'robust oversight' and reporting requirements added - @frankthorpNBC

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest: 'I am skeptical that ISIL is going to have a lot of success' building relationships with 'moderate' Syrian opposition - @ZekeJMiller

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British aid worker David Haines executed by Islamic State

Daughter of executed British hostage David Haines says she is 'touched by messages of support' the family has received from the public - @SkyNewsBreak

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British aid worker David Haines executed by Islamic State

Editor's note: Brother of David Haines releases statement: 'David was most alive and enthusiastic in his humanitarian roles... He was and is loved by all his family and will be missed terribly' - Jimmy

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British aid worker David Haines executed by Islamic State

Obama: US 'strongly condemns the barbaric murder' of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State - @ABC7

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British aid worker David Haines executed by Islamic State

Editor's note: President Obama: 'The United States strongly condemns the barbaric murder of UK citizen David Haines by the terrorist group ISIL. Our hearts go out to the family of Mr. Haines and to the people of the United Kingdom. The United States stands shoulder to shoulder tonight with our close friend and ally in grief and resolve. We will work with the United Kingdom and a broad coalition of nations from the region and around the world to bring the perpetrators of this outrageous act to justice, and to degrade and destroy this threat to the people of our countries, the region and the world.' - Jimmy

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British aid worker David Haines executed by Islamic State

Video of purported beheading of David Haines shows 'degree of brutality which defies description,' MSP Alex Salmond says - @SkyNewsBreak

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Syrian civil war

Intelligence official: Philippines starts inquiry into Filipino militants in Syria - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

US pledges nearly $500 million in additional humanitarian aid for refugees and victims of Syrian civil war - @washingtonpost

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

White House says it would like Congress to include an authorization for arming and training moderate Syrian opposition in a continuing resolution bill for funding the government that is expected to pass next week - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., says President Obama already has the authority to train and arm moderate forces in Syria - @thehill

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad says White House should come forward 'energetically and courageously' to join with Syria in fighting the Islamic State - @BillNeelyNBC

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Update: Spokesman for UK PM David Cameron says air strikes by UK against the Islamic State in Syria are not ruled out; comments by Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond meant to rule out air strikes against Syrian President Assad - @patrickwintour

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Syrian civil war

United Nations says 45 captured Fijian peacekeepers are released in Syria's Golan Heights - @AP

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