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As Pentagon Adds Bombing Options, Kerry Warns Assad

Administration officials continue to push for Congressional support of strikes on Syria. Meanwhile, the Pentagon is adding to the number of targets inside Syria that could be struck. They include warplanes, attack helicopters and missile sites. If they're destroyed, Assad's regime could be weakened.
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'We Are Next': Greek Jews Fear Rise Of Far-Right Party

Jews have lived in Greece since the time of Alexander the Great; the overwhelming majority of the community died during the Nazi occupation. Now, 70 years later, the community — and Greece — is confronting the rise of the Golden Dawn Party, a group that espouses neo-Nazi ideology.
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Lights Out In Venezuela; President Blames Opposition Saboteurs

Nicholas Maduro blames says a "low-level war" was the cause of an electricity outage that affected 70 percent of the country, including the capital, Caracas.
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U.S. Competitiveness Up, Ranking Fifth, Survey Says

The U.S. rose to fifth position overall from seventh last year in the World Economic Forum's latest survey. Switzerland retained the top spot.
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What Does America Think Of President Obama's 'Red Line?'

The White House is trying to get Congressional support for military intervention in Syria. But a poll shows American citizens are not in favor of attacking. How important is domestic and international support? Host Michel Martin asks two former White House insiders: Ron Christie and Corey Ealons.
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Who Are The Smartest People On Twitter?

Host Michel Martin gets a fresh take on some of this week's top stories from the ladies of the Beauty Shop. This week they discuss Fast Company's list of the 25 Smartest Women on Twitter.
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In Damascus, Anxiety, School Shopping And Soldiers Everywhere

Since President Obama threatened military action in Syria, the capital has turned into one huge military barracks. State security personnel and soldiers have abandoned their garrison compounds on the outskirts of town and moved into the city, closing off entire streets for their own use.
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'I Always Reserve The Right' To Act, Obama Says Of Syria

The president did not rule out going ahead with a military strike on the Assad regime's assets even if Congress does not agree. Obama is on the first day of a short trip to Europe. While there, he'll push for support from other world leaders.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Debate over Syria dominates the G-20 summit in Russia. Egypt’s interior minister survives a car bombing. And Brazil and Mexico demand an explanation of alleged U.S. spying. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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In Europe, Obama Will Seek Support For Syria Strike

While the president meets with world leaders in Sweden and Russia, members of Congress continue to debate his request for authorization to take military action.

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