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4:18 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

1963 Anniversaries Highlight Civil Rights Lessons

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 5:05 pm

On Tuesday in Washington, D.C., the four girls killed in the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., posthumously received the Congressional Gold Medal. The recognition comes after a year of civil rights ceremonies across the South. The events have drawn renewed attention to how the civil rights movement should be taught to a younger generation.

Around the Nation
4:18 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Birmingham Church Bombing Victims Honored By Congress

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 5:05 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Fifty years ago this Sunday, four African-American girls died when the Ku Klux Klan bombed a church in Alabama.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

The explosion at Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church was a seminal moment in the Civil Rights Movement. It horrified the nation and helped spur passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

SIEGEL: Today, the girls received one of the nation's highest civilian awards, the Congressional Gold Medal. House Speaker John Boehner led the ceremony.

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The U.S. Response To Syria
4:18 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Senate Waits On Possible Diplomatic Solution In Syria

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 9:14 pm

The U.S. and its allies await details of Russia's proposal to place Syria's chemical weapons arsenal under UN supervision. Meanwhile, senior Obama administration officials are continuing to press for congressional approval of a potential military strike against the Bashar al-Assad regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons in August.

The U.S. Response To Syria
4:18 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Getting Rid Of Syria's Chemical Weapons Would Be Difficult

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 5:05 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

How feasible is the task of taking control of Syria's chemical arsenal? Could the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the body that implements the Chemical Weapons Convention, do it with confidence?

We're going to ask Amy Smithson, who is senior fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Welcome to the program.

AMY SMITHSON: It's a pleasure to be with you.

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The U.S. Response To Syria
4:18 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

White House Shifts Syria Proposal From Strike To Weapons Surrender

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 5:05 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Robert Siegel.

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