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Breaking News Headlines: U.S. Begins Shipping Arms for Syrian Rebels

by Wochit 0:59 mins

According to diplomats and U.S. officials briefed on the plans, the CIA has begun moving weapons to Jordan from a network of secret warehouses and plans to start arming small groups of vetted Syrian rebels within a month, expanding U.S. support of moderate forces battling President Bashar al-Assad. Treasury-Department-inspector general J. Russell George says he has no evidence that progressive groups seeking tax-exempt status got tough-treatment-from-the Internal Revenue Service. Two bills were passed in New York City to curb excessive powers in the New York Police Department and New York Mayor Bloomberg has promised to veto both bills. One bill would create an independent inspector general to monitor the NYPD, and the other would allow people who believe they have been racially profiled to sue the police in state court.