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9/17/2014 5:42 PM
House approves request to arm Syrian rebels
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels today as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in the struggle against Islamic state militants.

9/17/2014 4:50 PM
Brazil election may change diplomatic direction
SAO PAULO — More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc to financing a billion-dollar transformation of an industrial port in Cuba.

9/17/2014 12:08 PM
Site of WWII gas chambers found in Poland
WARSAW, Poland — Polish and Israeli Holocaust researchers say they have discovered the exact location of the building that housed gas chambers at Sobibor, one of the death camps operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland.

9/17/2014 11:59 AM
Medical experts examine Chopin's heart
WARSAW, Poland — The preserved heart of composer Frederic Chopin contains signs of tuberculosis and possibly some other lung disease, medical experts said today.

9/17/2014 6:50 AM
Sony forecasts loss of $2.1 billion
TOKYO  — Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business.

9/17/2014 7:03 AM
Pope OKs canonization for Sri Lanka's 1st saint
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has signed off on Sri Lanka’s first saint, bending Vatican rules to bypass confirmation of a miracle.

9/17/2014 12:00 AM
British plying deal with Scots
LONDON — With two days of fevered campaigning left before Scotland votes in a referendum on independence, the leaders of the three main British political parties renewed a pledge on Tuesday to grant Scots “extensive new powers” if they reject secession.

9/17/2014 6:51 AM
Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills 2
DONETSK, Ukraine — Shelling in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk killed two people today and wounded three others, municipal authorities said.

9/17/2014 6:45 AM
10 Things to Know for Today
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