The Brief: Texas Political News for Sept. 10, 2013

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Opposition in Texas to an attack on Syria continued to calcify on Monday as the debate in Washington took a surprise turn.

The jarring turn of events in D.C. started Monday morning, when Secretary of State John Kerry suggested that Syria could prevent U.S. military action if it relinquished its arsenal of chemical weapons to international monitors.

The statement drew support from Russia, Syria's most powerful ally, and within hours had even won tentative backing from some U.S. lawmakers and, possibly, President Barack Obama, who said the idea "could potentially be a significant ...

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