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September 3rd, 2013
04:37 PM ET

Happening now: Lawmakers grill Obama officials on Syria

Check back here for the latest updates in our live blog of the Senate hearing

(CNN) – Top Obama administration officials face tough questions Tuesday as they make their case for a military strike in Syria in their first public congressional hearing on the issue.

Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey sit before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday afternoon.

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