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British lawmakers expected to approve airstrikes against ISIS

British Parliament is expected to approve Prime Minister David Cameron's proposal to join the U.S.-led campaign of airstrikes against ISIS militants in Iraq. Lawmakers are meeting in a specially convened session to consider the matter today. Cameron moved carefully after lawmakers rejected airstrikes against Syrian government forces last year, a humiliating political defeat, but leaders across the political spectrum say Cameron has broad support to bomb the Islamist militant group. Read more at NBC News.

Update: As expected, British Parliament approved airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq by a wide margin, 524 votes to 43. That said, there were clear reservations across the political spectrum about doing the same in Syria. The Guardian has more.