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Syria intervention: U.S. lawmakers split

United Nations (AP) - A U.N. diplomat says Russia has called for an urgent meeting of the five permanent Security Council members on the crisis in Syria.

Meanwhile, a U.S. intelligence report says questions remain about the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons last week. U.S. intelligence officials say the report acknowledges that there's no proof of who actually controls some of Syria's chemical weapons and there are doubts about whether President Bashar Assad himself ordered the attack.

Back in Washington, lawmakers are split over an intervention. Some support military action, but others are saying President Barack Obama has yet to make a case for it despite the administration's conclusion that the Syrian government carried the attack.

Top administration officials are expected to brief House and Senate leaders and national security committees Thursday night. House Speaker John Boehner has asked the president in a letter what he hopes to accomplish with a strike.

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