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GOP effort to block Iran nuclear deal is defeated in U.S. Senate

GOP effort to block Iran nuclear deal is defeated in U.S. Senate

Republican efforts to stop the nuclear deal with Iran ended in failure Thursday, thwarted by unflinching Democratic support for President Obama's landmark accord and familiar GOP infighting.

With no clear strategy remaining to prevent the internationally backed deal, Republican leaders in Congress were left conducting largely symbolic votes that will register lawmakers' rejection of the deal but do nothing to upend it.

In the Senate, Republicans were met with a Democratic filibuster that blocked a resolution of disapproval, preventing it from being sent to the president's desk and depriving the GOP of a hoped-for veto showdown.

On a vote of 58 to 42, the Democratic and...

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