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Pew: American Opposition To Air Strikes In Syria Is Rising

Robert Siegel talks with Michael Dimock, director of the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, about new poll numbers that show rising American opposition to U.S. airstrikes in Syria.

Obama Administration Makes Hard Push For Syria Strike

President Obama met with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday as opposition to air strikes against Syria continued to mount in the polls and on Capitol Hill, where the timing of a vote on his resolution of support remains uncertain.

U.S. Mulls Over More Possible Targets For Syria Strike

The Pentagon has been focusing on the Syrian military's command-and-control sites, which remain the most likely focus of any U.S. strike. But military planners have begun to add new targets, such as mobile missile launchers, that could require more than cruise missiles — and make the mission more complicated.

Police Question George Zimmerman After Confrontation With Wife

Zimmerman's estranged wife called police, saying he threatened her with a gun, punched her dad and destroyed her iPad with a knife.

Why Younger Women Could Benefit From Mammograms After All

Women who died of breast cancer were less likely to have had a mammogram in the past two years, researchers found. That was particularly true among younger women. Even though breast cancer is rarer in the young, the tumors can be more aggressive.

VIDEO: 'I Killed A Man' Confessor Is Indicted

Matthew Cordle's online confession that he was driving drunk when he caused a fatal accident has gone viral. On Monday, it was announced that a grand jury has indicted the 22-year-old Cordle on a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide. He could go to jail for more than eight years.

Net Neutrality In Court: Here's What You Need To Know

In a potentially landmark case, judges will decide whether the federal government can enforce rules and laws around broadband as it becomes more central to our culture and economy.

Craft Beer's Success Makes Sam Adams Founder A Billionaire

The Boston Beer Co., which brews Sam Adams, has seen its stock soar. The brewer reported net revenue of $181.3 million in the second quarter of 2013.

Unemployment: Arab Spring Not Springing Back

Many people saw the Arab Spring as a sign of hope for youth in the area. But unemployment numbers there reflect the opposite. Host Michel Martin speaks with The Wall Street Journal economics reporter Sudeep Reddy and Shadi Hamid, director of research at the Brookings Doha Center, about the economic realities of the post-Arab Spring world.

Monday Night Marked By Redskins Name Debate

The Oneida Nation wants the Washington Redskins to change their name and mascot - and they're hoping sports fans will help sway team owners. Host Michel Martin talks with Oneida Nation representative Ray Halbritter.