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Diplomatic Solution In Syria Is Rife With Complications

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.
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Obama Puts Military Strike In Syria On Hold

President Obama addressed a skeptical nation Tuesday night, trying to make the case for military strikes on Syria. At the same time, the White House is exploring a possible diplomatic alternative that involves putting Syria's chemical weapons under international control.
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Syrian Refugees In Turkey Want U.S. Strikes, Turks Are Wary

The international focus on military action in Syria is further straining Turkey's war-stressed border villages. Syrian mortars continue to kill and wound civilians on the Turkish side. Displaced Syrians are still lining up on the Syrian side, waiting for permission to enter Turkey.
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Price Of New iPhone May Be Too Expensive For China Market

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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Will Military Threat Keep Diplomacy Working In Syria?

Secretary of State John Kerry will go to Geneva to meet with his Russian counterpart to discuss the diplomatic alternative in which Syria would turn over its chemical weapons. For analysis on that proposal, Steve Inskeep talks to former state department official and ambassador Nicholas Burns. He is now a professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
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Transcript: President Obama's Address To The Nation On Syria

Transcript of President Obama's Sept. 10 speech on the situation in Syria.
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New Head Of Olympic Committee Faces A Number Of Challenges

The International Olympic committee (IOC) has elected a new president, Thomas Bach of Germany. He assumes leadership of an organization that faces criticism over politics, costs and what some view as its insular approach to which sports are offered during the games. The new president succeeds Jacques Rogge, who lead the IOC for 12 years.
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Sen. Casey: Military Force Should Still Be An Option In Syria

Audie Cornish talks with Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, about the latest developments on U.S.-Syria policy.
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Getting Rid Of Syria's Chemical Weapons Would Be Difficult

Robert Siegel talks with Amy Smithson, senior fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, about the challenges of locating and removing chemical weapons in Syria.
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What Are Russia's Motives In Syria Negotiations?

Robert Siegel talks to former Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott about Russia's plan for Syrian chemical weapons disarmament.

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