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Russia vetoed a U.N. Security Council vote on a U.S.-sponsored resolution to keep chemical weapons inspectors in Syria.

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A U.S. F-15E fighter shot down a pro-Syria regime drone near At Tanf, Syria, on Monday – the third downing of a pro-regime aircraft this month.

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Russian officials threatened to treat U.S.-led coalition aircraft as targets in parts of Syria after the U.S. military shot down a Syrian Air Force jet on Sunday.

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For the second time in as many months, Donald Trump is writing off one of his statements as sarcasm. After Trump doubled-down on his comments calling President Obama the “founder of ISIS,” the Republican presidential nominee said he was being sarcastic.

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Donald Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, defended the Republican nominee but refused to call President Obama the “founder” of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS.)