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With the expected House vote today to limit President Trump’s military actions against Iran, Congress takes its latest stab at reaffirming its constitutional authority to declare war.  https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-01-09/congress-war-powers-authority 

Iran's missile attack was a departure from its usual behavior.

Here's what it means — and what to expect next:  https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-01-08/iran-missile-attack-departure-usual-behavior-message 

Tehran may have carried out a limited strike that specifically targeted hangars, not barracks or other buildings more likely to contain U.S. or coalition troops in the predawn hours Wednesday.

No casualties were reported after the attack.  https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-01-08/did-iran-deliberately-avoid-u-s-casualties 

A U.S. defense contractor from Sacramento was killed in December in a strike on an Iraqi military base where he worked as a linguist.

His death triggered an escalation in the geopolitical struggle between Iran and the United States.  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-01-09/sacramento-contractor-whose-death-sparked-iran-us-conflict-mourned 

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