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President Obama to Seek Approval from Congress Before Taking Action in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama announced today that the US should pursue military intervention against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for use of chemical weapons in that country's civil war, but only after his administration seeks approval from Congress.

The president hopes Congress will debate and vote on a US strike when they return from their summer recess, scheduled to end Sept. 9.

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