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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

President Obama signs $1 trillion stopgap spending bill that authorizes arms for Syrian rebels - @thehill

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White House: President Obama to sign continuing resolution to avoid government shutdown shortly; measure also arms and trains Syrian opposition to fight Islamic State - @ChadPergram

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Syria chemical weapon fears

OPCW document: Syrian authorities revealed in July that they once had a program to produce the deadly toxin ricin - @AP

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Syrian sectarian violence in Lebanon

2 soldiers killed, 3 wounded after attackers detonate roadside bomb near Syrian border - @AP, @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State: 'We have taken in 4,000 brothers. The number might increase. Their needs will be met. This is a humanitarian mission' - @AFP

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Turkey opens border to thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing clashes with Islamic State insurgents, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says - @AFP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.: 'Today, Democrats and Republicans spoke with one voice to tell the ISIS terrorists: we will find you and destroy you. The Senate has passed a strong bill to arm and train vetted Syrian opposition fighters as part of the President's strategy to destroy ISIS without repeating the mistakes of the past in the Middle East' - statement

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

President Obama thanks Congress for speedy approval of plan to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State forces - @jamiedupree

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

More: Senate approves $1 trillion government-funding bill that gives President Obama authority to start new training program for rebel fighters in Syria - @thehill

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US budget negotiations 2014

Senate passes, sends to president, bill authorizing support for moderate Syrian rebels and funding government until Dec. 11 - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

More: When asked how France was able to secure the release of 4 hostages from Islamic State militants, Hollande says, 'France doesn't engage in prisoner exchanges, but that doesn't mean other countries don't. Some countries have done it to help us, I admit that' - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Top US military leadership has approved a plan to strike Islamic State targets inside Syria, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel tells House panel - @CNN

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in House testimony on the Islamic State: 'The US will not coordinate or cooperate with the Assad regime' - live video

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US Central Command's plan includes targeted actions against Islamic State safe havens in Syria, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says in House testimony - @julianbarnes

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Editor's note: In a what appears to be a new video uploaded to YouTube by Islamic State militants, a British hostage delivers an introduction to what he says will be other 'programs' exposing the 'truth' behind the Islamic State. The hostage says the aim is to prevent another war, and that as a captive, 'I have nothing to lose.' We are looking for verification of the clip and response from UK government officials. - Tricia

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Islamic State fights capture 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria, Kurdish military official and monitoring group say - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US Senate to vote Thursday on legislation to fund government through Dec. 11; amendment to give President Obama authority to arm, train Syrian rebels included - @NBCNews

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

President Obama urges Senate to follow House's lead and pass measure to arm, train Syrian rebels 'without delay' - @markknoller

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., blocks GOP attempt to separate stopgap spending measure from authorization for training Syrian forces - @thehill

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.: 'We should pass the House-passed government funding bill, which includes the language on training and equipping the Syrian opposition' - @SenatorReid

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