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Senate Pressured To Ratify 'Law Of The Sea'

For three decades the Law of the Sea treaty has been debated without ever being approved by the Senate. But proponents say the stakes have never been higher for ratifying the convention. The irony is that just about everyone — of all political stripes, from oil and gas companies, environmental groups, to the U.S. military — is on board with the treaty. Still, a small group of opponents has managed to stall its passage.
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Obama Warns Syria Against Using Chemical Weapons

Amid reports that the Syrian government is moving their stockpiles of chemical weapons, American policymakers are growing increasingly alarmed. They're concerned that the fighting could enter a deadlier phase or the weapons could fall into the hands of terrorists. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the Syrian government will be held accountable for any use of the weapons. But officials are worried they have limited options to do anything to prevent it.
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A City Faces Its 'Berlin Wall': An Interstate Highway

Interstate 81 has helped to make Syracuse, N.Y., a "20-minute city," where you can drive anywhere you need to quickly and easily. But the highway has also physically divided neighborhoods, separating the haves from the have-nots. Now, like other cities around the country with urban highways, Syracuse officials are rethinking whether aging interstates are worth preserving.
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Feel-Good Photo: Gabrielle Giffords Atop A Mountain In France

The former congresswoman, who was critically wounded by a gunman in January 2011, looks thrilled to be high up in the Alps.
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At VFW, Romney Seeks To Dull Obama's National Security Sheen

President Obama has made national security an area of strength during his presidency. But Mitt Romney planned to use a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday to chip away at that advantage, hammering Obama on looming defense cuts and for alleged leaks from the White House.
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Watch The London Olympics Online: A Guide To Web Video And Mobile Apps

If you love to watch the Olympics, this is your year: NBC is pumping out more than 5,500 hours of video to your TV and digital devices. But how do you go about watching online, or on your phone or tablet? Here's a guide to the offerings, and how you can access them.
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Will Colo. Shooting Change Gun Debate?

Last week's movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado is raising questions about America's gun laws and gun culture. Host Michel Martin speaks with Paul Barrett, author of the book, "Glock: The Rise of America's Guns." They discuss whether this mass shooting has the potential to change public opinion and laws about guns in the United States.

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