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Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria
Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria

WASHINGTON — The Senate took a crucial step Wednesday toward authorizing a punitive strike on Syria but deep reluctance was evident in the House, where lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. was in danger of being drawn into another Middle East war. President Obama, who announced Saturday that he would seek legislative backing for military action in response to Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons, sought to raise the pressure on Congress as well as U.S. allies, warning that their reputations were at stake. "My credibility's not on the line. The international community's credibility's on the line. And America and Congress' credibility's on the...

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