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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is condescending. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid veers from friendly in private to nasty before TV cameras. And one of Washington's leading conservatives backstabs fellow Republicans.
A US soldier deployed in Syria to advise rebel groups fighting the Islamic State group was wounded over the weekend, the Pentagon said Tuesday. US military spokesman Jeff Davis said the soldier was wounded by "indirect fire" -- a term that typically refers to rocket or artillery fire -- north of Raqa, the jihadists' de facto capital. Davis said it is the first American casualty in Syria that he is aware of since US military advisory deployed there at the end of last year.