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Dutch Court Rules Government Liable For 3 Srebrenica Deaths

The victims' families had argued that Dutch peacekeepers should have protected the Bosnian Muslim men, but the government maintained the soldiers were serving the U.N. The Netherlands said Friday it would implement the ruling, which upheld a lower court decision from two years ago.

Republicans Divided Over Potential Strike On Syria

Republican congressional leaders support an American military strike in Syria, but the rank-and-file membership is divided. GOP Congressmen Doug Collins of Georgia and Luke Messer of Indiana serve on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. They talk about the debate in the Republican caucus.

Hitler's Last Bodyguard Dies; Was With The Fuhrer In Bunker

Rochus Misch was 96. Throughout his life, he remained loyal to the man he called "the boss." Misch claimed he did not know about the scale of the crimes and atrocities committed by German Nazis.
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New Reports Allege US Drone Strikes Violate International Law

In new reports, human rights groups allege U.S. drone strikes unlawfully killed civilians in Pakistan and Yemen in violation of international law. Diane and her guests discuss the new questions about the legality of the U.S. drone program.

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The US And Iran At The UN

President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani separately address the U.N. General Assembly. A look at high level meetings and the prospects for improved relations with Iran.


Obama To Address Nation About Syria On Tuesday

He's going to continue making "the best case" that military action needs to be taken in response to President Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons, Obama said Friday.

Obama Has No 'Intention' To Strike Syria If Congress Says No

While the president has the authority to strike Syria even if Congress disagrees, it is "neither his desire nor his intention to use that authority absent Congress backing him," White House national security adviser Tony Blinken tells NPR.

The Deadly Checkpoint That Divides Syria's Biggest City

While the U.S. debates its policy on Syria, many residents in Aleppo face the daily danger of crossing a checkpoint that divides Aleppo between government-controlled and rebel-held neighborhoods.

How Can Young People Make An Impact?

At 18, Natalie Warne's work with the Invisible Children movement made her a hero for young activists. She calls on young people not to let age stop them from changing the world.

U.S. Embassies In Lebanon And Turkey Tell Some Staff To Leave

The announcements come as the U.S. tries to build up support for a military strike on Syria. There have been reports that Iran or others might try to retaliate.