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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.

WAMU 88.5

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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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White House 'Exhausts' Diplomatic Options On Syria

President Obama is trying to win congressional support for a limited military strike on Syria. Democrat Rep. Joe Manchin of W. Va. says Washington must "exhaust all diplomatic options" before it acts. Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken tells Steve Inskeep he believes all options have been exhausted.
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Report: 'Iran Plots Revenge' If U.S. Strikes Syria

Iran has told militants in Iraq to attack the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and other American interests if the U.S. hits military targets in Syria, The Wall Street Journal reports. Meanwhile, President Obama continues to lobby world leaders for support of taking action against the Assad regime.
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Istanbul, Madrid, Tokyo Vie For Olympics, But Is It Worth It?

Each city has strong selling points, but also serious problems. They each hope the games jump-start their economies. But the jury's still out on whether mega-sporting events do that.

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