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War authorization bid fails in Senate

Policy, approved after 9/11, needs update to reflect new battlefields, Paul says

By RICHARD LARDNER The Associated Press

This article was published September 14, 2017 at 4:04 a.m.

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In this Aug. 11, 2017 photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to supporters in Hebron, Ky.

The Senate on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan push for a new war authorization against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups, electing to let the White House rely on a 16-year-old law passed after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks as the legal basis to send U.S. troops into combat.

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