The U.S. Senate voted down a proposal to restrict sales of cluster bombs. The amendment to the defense appropriations bill that would have required purchases to commit to avoiding heavily populated areas failed in a 70-30 vote on Sept. 7. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) an unstinting Israel supporter, co-sponsored the bill with Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).
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