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Democratic senator to introduce bill for airstrikes in Syria
Democratic senator to introduce bill for airstrikes in Syria

A Democratic senator from Florida says he will introduce legislation giving President Obama congressional authority for airstrikes against militants in Syria. The announcement came after the apparent beheading of another U.S. journalist. The legislation from Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) would trigger a heated debate in Congress. Many lawmakers are dissatisfied with the White House strategy to contain militants who call themselves Islamic State, but others are loath to vote on a thorny foreign policy issue before the November election. The senator, a member of the Armed Services Committee, joins others who believe the U.S. already has authority to conduct a military campaign, but Nelson said...

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