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  • Patricia Zengerle reports: the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday approved a resolution authorizing the use of military force in Syria by a vote of 10-7, with one senator merely voting "present." The vote by the panel clears the way for a vote on the resolution in the full Senate, likely next week.
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Death toll mounts in Ukraine fighting after peace talks fail

KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine - Thirteen Ukrainian soldiers and 10 civilians have been killed in the past 24 hours in the country's separatist-minded east, Kiev authorities said, after the collapse of peace talks dimmed hopes of a near-term ceasefire.