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Published August 23, 2013, 12:00 AM

Barack Obama

In this July 25, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama listens in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. A newly approved U.S. aid package of weapons to Syrian rebels may be too little, too late to reverse recent battlefield gains by President Bashar Assad _ and few in Washington are enthusiastic about sending it. But the White House is pushing ahead nonetheless with the arms, which one official described as mostly light weapons, under the belief that doing something is better than doing nothing to help in the two-year Syrian civil war that has killed more than 100,000 people, even if the package is far less than what rebels say they need to turn the tide. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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