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Senate rejects bipartisan push for new US war authorization

FOXNews.com Wednesday, 13 September 2017 ()
The Senate on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan push for a new war authorization against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups, electing to let the White House rely on a 16-year-old law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks as the legal basis to send U.S. troops into combat.
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On Wednesday, the Senate voted down an amendment that would have forced Congress to pass a new law giving the US authorization to wage war against ISIS and combat threats overseas. Republican Senator Rand Paul's amendment to the annual defense spending bill would have repealed the military...

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