Syria: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the use of military action in Syria. The Senate could vote on the measure next week. It bars ground troops and puts a timeline of three months on any action. The New York Times reports on some of the ruthless tactics used by the regime and adopted by the Syrian rebels. That raises concern that a military strike might embolden Islamic extremists. Meanwhile, Syria's neighbors are concerned of the use of bioweapons.
Ain't too Proud to Beg: Two beggers have sued the city of Springfield, Ill. regarding a law that bans panhandling. The complaint states that the law violates the First Amendment rights of panhandlers. The Wall Street Journal reports.
Benefits: Same-sex couples will no longer be denied veterans' benefits, the DOJ announced Wednesday. The National Law Journal's Todd Ruger reports.
Who's your daddy?: The National Zoo will announce the sex and paternity of the panda cub that was born last month. CNN reports.