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The House has turned back a Republican-led effort to cut off money for military hostilities in the Libyan war.
The vote was 238-180. It came after the House had overwhelmingly rejected a largely symbolic measure to give President Barack Obama the authority to continue U.S. involvement in the military operation against Moammar Gadhafi’s forces.

The funding measure would have barred drone attacks and airstrikes but allowed the United States to continue actions in support of NATO.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.
The House on Friday overwhelmingly rejected a measure giving President Barack Obama the authority to continue the U.S. military operation against Libya, a major repudiation of the commander in chief.

The vote was 295-123, with Obama losing the support of 70 of his Democrats one day after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made a last-minute plea for the mission.

Source: Donna Cassata for The Associated Press.

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