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U.S. Delay On Strikes Prolongs Tension For Syrians

President Obama announced over the weekend that he will seek authorization from Congress for strikes against Syria over its reported use of chemical weapons. For an update on the situation in Syria, Steve Inskeep talks to Sam Dagher, the Middle East correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, in Damascus.
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Paris Has Been A Haven For African Americans Escaping Racism

The City Of Lights became known as a beacon of freedom and tolerance for African Americans. Paris is rich in black history — especially from black Americans who have flocked there since the 19th century.
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Syria Resolution Could Be A Hard Sell On Capitol Hill

A day after President Obama announced he'll wait for congressional authorization before launching strikes on Syria; members of Congress attended a classified briefing at the Capitol. Even though there's still one week left of summer recess, dozens of lawmakers flew to Washington, D.C. from their home districts just for the meeting.
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Ecuador To World: Pay Up To Save The Rainforest. World To Ecuador: Meh.

Oil sits under a pristine swath of the rainforest. Ecuador promised to leave the forest untouched — if the rest of the world would pay up.
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Examining Jamaica's Homophobia

Jamaica is known for beaches and warm weather, but for many gay and lesbian people living on the island, it's a place of hatred. A documentary, The Abominable Crime shines a light on homophobia and anti-gay violence in Jamaica. Host Michel Martin finds out more from filmmaker Micah Fink and human rights activist Maurice Tomlinson. This segment initially aired July 22, 2013 on Tell Me More.
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British Designer Ozwald Boateng's Dream To Dress Africa

Designer Ozwald Boateng became the first black designer on London's prestigious Savile Row. Since then, he's made quite the name for himself; his tailored suits cost as much as 40 grand. Host Michel Martin speaks with the so-called 'Statesman of Cool' about his career, style and Ghanaian heritage. This segment initially aired June 12, 2013 on Tell Me More.
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Declassified Documents Reveal CIA Role In 1953 Iranian Coup

The CIA's overthrow of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh was a first for the agency and served as the template for covert operations across the globe.
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Mixed Reaction Swarms Social Media In Syria

Host Jacki Lyden speaks with Liz Sly of The Washington Post Beirut bureau about the social media reaction from Syrians to Obama's announcement Saturday that he would seek approval from Congress before taking military action.
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Egypt Charges Former President Mohammed Morsi, Others

A prosecutor has issued formal charges against the ousted leader and 13 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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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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