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A Viewer's Guide To Obama's Syria Speech

The president's prime-time speech Tuesday is probably his last, best chance to win support for his plan to launch a military strike against Syria.
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New Survey Gives U.S., U.K. Universities Top Rankings

MIT, Harvard and the U.K.'s University of Cambridge dominated the top of the QS World University Rankings for a third straight year.
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Alcoa's Out & Nike's In As Dow Industrials Gets A Facelift

Also being removed from the widely watched index: Hewlett-Packard and Bank of America. Being added: Visa and Goldman Sachs. The changes reflect not only the companies' fortunes, but also the changing nature of the U.S. economy.
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Obama's Toughest Audience: His Die-Hard Supporters

They're struggling to reconcile the man they see presiding over the herky-jerky move to military action in Syria with the young anti-war senator they worked tirelessly to put in office. And they'll be watching his speech Tuesday night.
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World's Largest Ferris Wheel Takes Shape In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is adding an eye-catching tourist attraction, in the form of a huge wheel that can take more than 1,000 people on a ride 550 feet into the sky over the city's famed Strip. The main construction of the wheel, called the High Roller, is nearly finished; it is expected to open in early 2014.
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Masked Crusaders Save Cat From Burning House

John Buckland and Troy Marcum of Milton, W. Va., are heroes. By the way, they were dressed like superheroes. WCHS-TV reports the two men were mentoring children at an American Legion Post wearing Batman and Captain America costumes when they saw smoke and rushed to the house.
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Cubs Fan Continues Wait For World Series Win

Doris Davis has been a Chicago Cubs fan since 1926, according to the News-Sun. In the days before TV, she listened on the radio while moving players around a diamond she made from a checkerboard. And she's still waiting for that championship. As the season nears its end, the Cubs are 22 games out of first place.
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Tea Party Won't Let Congress Forget Obamacare Issues

Tea Party Patriots are making a push for Congress to defund the new health care law as part of debates over the budget and funding the federal government. On Capitol Hill Tuesday, Tea Party activists have scheduled an afternoon gathering to rally support for cutting off funding for the health law often referred to as Obamacare.
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2 Democratic Senators Propose Alternate Plan For Syria

President Obama on Tuesday meets with Democratic senators to press his case for military action against Syria. Two moderate senators are offering an alternative plan. It would delay military action for 45 days, and give Bashar Assad another chance to get rid of his chemical weapons. Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota about the plan.
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Ordinary Americans React To Calls For Strikes On Syria

As Congress prepares to take a vote on whether to launch a military strike against Syria, opinions vary widely among voters. We'll get a sampling of opinions from Fort Campbell, Ky., Los Angeles and State College, Pa.

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