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Senate committee ready to OK assault weapons ban

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A gun control bill is expected to be approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee along party lines today, but bill sponsor Dianne Feinstein says she knows it's going to be tough to get it through the full Senate.

The California Democrat's bill would ban assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines carrying more than 10 rounds.

SYRIA-ABUSES

Rights groups: Syrian rebels often kill captives

BEIRUT (AP) — Human rights monitors say Syria rebels who are trying to topple President Bashar Assad routinely kill their captives.

The U.N. says reports of rebel abuses come as the Syrian opposition appears to be gaining momentum in a 2-year-old conflict, but it says abuses by the Assad regime remain far more deadly.

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