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3:55 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Victims of Sept. 11 To Be Remembered

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 6:54 am

The country will pause Wednesday morning to remember the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. At the site of the Twin Towers in lower Manhattan, the names of all the victims will be read, along with the victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Middle East
3:55 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Obama Puts Military Strike In Syria On Hold

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 6:54 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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President Obama's push for a military strike on Syria is on hold, at least for now. The administration is exploring a possible diplomatic alternative that calls for Syria to surrender its stockpile of chemical weapons. That could provide a face-saving out for the president, who appeared unlikely to win Congressional approval this week for a strike.

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Middle East
3:55 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Diplomatic Solution In Syria Is Rife With Complications

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 6:54 am

Diplomats continue to consider a Russian plan to get Syria to hand over its chemical weapons to international control. If nations can agree on the details, the plan could avert a U.S. strike against Syrian targets. But accounting for and destroying Syria's chemical arsenal is a complicated undertaking.

Middle East
3:55 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Will Military Threat Keep Diplomacy Working In Syria?

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 6:54 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

President Obama told the nation last night that with modest effort and risk, they can stop children from being gassed in Syria.

(SOUNDBITE OF SPEECH)

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I believe we should act. That's what makes America different. That's what makes us exceptional.

INSKEEP: The president also said America should wait to see if a diplomatic effort works out.

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Business
3:55 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Price Of New iPhone May Be Too Expensive For China Market

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 6:54 am

In a sign of China's growing importance as a market for Apple, the company will be rolling out its new iPhones simultaneously in the U.S. and China for the first time later this month. There are a few signs, however, that the new models will not find the sort of frenzied demand as before.

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