The Senate ratified a new strategic-arms treaty with Russia, a major foreign policy goal of the Obama administration, which views the pact as a key part of rebuilding relations with Moscow.

While ratification had appeared in jeopardy only days ago, the Senate voted 71 to 26 to approve the treaty, exceeding the two-thirds majority required. In the end, 13 Republicans voted for ratification.

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