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4:24 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Early Leader Christine Quinn Falls Back In NYC Mayoral Race

Originally published on Fri August 30, 2013 6:01 pm

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U.S.
4:24 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Rep. Lofgren: Congress Should Decide U.S. Action In Syria

Originally published on Fri August 30, 2013 6:01 pm

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Democratic Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California is among nearly 200 members of Congress who've signed letters to President Obama demanding he seek authorization from Congress before ordering the use of military force in Syria. To do otherwise, they say, is unconstitutional.

Congresswoman Lofgren joins me now from San Jose. Welcome to the program.

REPRESENTATIVE ZOE LOFGREN: Thank you.

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Middle East
4:24 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Kerry: Syria's Chemical Weapons Use A Test Of American Resolve

Originally published on Fri August 30, 2013 6:01 pm

Secretary of State John Kerry says there is clear evidence that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its citizens. He laid out that evidence at a briefing at the State Department, and pledged a "tailored and limited" US response to hold the Assad regime accountable.

U.S.
4:24 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

White House Tries To Rally Support Around A Syria Strike

Originally published on Fri August 30, 2013 6:01 pm

President Obama says the world cannot accept the use of chemical weapons on a mass scale in Syria, but much of the world seems unwilling to act in response. The president says the U.S. has not made a final decision either.

Middle East
4:24 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

More Than 400 Children Among Those Killed In Syrian Attack

Originally published on Fri August 30, 2013 6:01 pm

The U.S. intelligence community has released its declassified analysis of the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack in Syria. The analysis concludes that Syria's government is likely responsible for the attack, which, it says, killed some 1,400 people.

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