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Anxiety, Relief, Confusion Build Whirlwind In Damascus

Ahead of President Obama's speech Saturday, the Syrian capital was in a frenzy of speculation about a possible military strike. But as Damascenes watched their TVs for word of an attack, they were suddenly confronted with an unexpected announcement.
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Another Chinese Official Caught Up In Corruption Probe

Jiang Jeimin, who oversees China's state-run companies, is being investigated for a "serious violation of discipline."
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Radiocative Water Leak At Fukushima Worse Than First Thought

The plant that was badly damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami was found to be leaking contaminated water last month.
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Kerry: Tests Indicate Sarin Used In Syria

"I can share with you today that blood and hair samples that have come to us through an appropriate chain of custody from east Damascus, from first responders, it has tested positive for signatures of sarin," Secretary of State John Kerry told CNN on Sunday.
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Syrian Media Declares 'Historic American Retreat'

State-run media says that the White House has begun a "historic retreat" due to a "sense of implicit defeat and the disappearance" of U.S. allies.
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What One GOP Congressman Would Do About Syria

Republican Rep. Tom McClintock of California lobbied heavily for President Obama to seek congressional approval for military intervention in Syria. McClintock speaks to guest host Wade Goodwyn about the debate ahead.
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Assad Supporters Cheer Obama's Decision To Wait For Syria Strike

The Syrian president's supporters celebrated when President Obama announced he would seek Congress's approval for a military strike. But rebel forces fighting for President Bashar Assad's ouster were dismayed.
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Last Flight Of Ethiopia-To-Israel Jewish Migration Program

After nearly 30 years, the program that brought thousands of Jews from Ethiopia to Israel has come to an end.
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Obama's Nod To Congress Could Be Smart Politics

Members of Congress have been arguing for a week that the president should seek their approval on a military response to Syria. Now that Obama has agreed, it may be a case of "careful what you wish for." Guest host Wade Goodwyn asks NPR political correspondent Mara Liasson what Congress might do.
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Ailing Mandela Is Sent Home In Critical Condition

Doctors says the 95-year-old former South African president and anti-apartheid leader will be able to get the same level of intensive care at his residence in Johannesburg.

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