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By Jeff Mason and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama pledged to increase U.S. support for the moderate opposition in Syria's civil war on Monday and said the United States needed to do more at home to prevent attacks and combat Islamic State efforts to recruit followers. Obama, speaking during a visit to the Pentagon, noted the difficulty of preventing small-scale attacks by "lone wolves" within the U.S. homeland despite success at preventing large attacks since the Sept. 11, 2001 assaults on New York and Washington. Obama said there were no current plans to send additional U.S. troops overseas and repeated that the fight against the militant group also known as ISIL would not be quick.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about "Republican on Republican violence," top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for more civility and another seeking to block businessman Donald Trump from the debate stage altogether.