As expected, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed its own version of a short-term spending bill. It's the version the House approved last week, minus language that would defund Obamacare. That effectively tossed the ball back to the Republican-controlled House.
The former sergeant allegedly helped recruit others from Europe and the U.S. to help carry out contract killings.
If the government shuts down next week, hundreds of thousands of federal employees could be temporarily forced out of their jobs. In 1996, President Clinton sought to highlight the impact of such a shutdown by telling the story of one heroic federal worker.
Samantha Power said the resolution imposes a "pretty distinct form of accountability," in that it strips Syria of its chemical weapons. In the case of non-compliance, she said, the U.S. would have the "the force of global opinion on our side."