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Will the US go it alone?

Posted: 08/30/2013 - Advisers say President Barack Obama would be willing to retaliate against Syrian on his own.

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UK Prime Minister Cameron loses Syria war vote

Updated: 08/29/2013 - British Prime Minister David Cameron has lost a vote endorsing military action against Syria by 13 votes, a stunning defeat for a government which had seemed days away from joining the U.S. in possible attacks to punish Bashar Assad's regime over an alleged chemical weapons attack.

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Obama briefs Boehner on Syria

Posted: 08/29/2013 - President Barack Obama has briefed House Speaker John Boehner on Syria in a conversation in which the Republican leader pressed the president to make the case to the nation and Congress for military action.

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UK: Legal case for action in Syria clearly met

Updated: 08/29/2013 - Britain's government says the legal conditions have been clearly met for taking action against Syria for allegedly launching a chemical attack against its people.

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Court reinstates $42 million verdict in drug case

Posted: 08/29/2013 - The Kentucky Supreme Court has reinstated a $42 million judgment awarded to a group of 431 people sickened by the diet-drug fen-phen after a settlement was pillaged by their now-disbarred attorneys.

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Yosemite-area fire now 30 percent contained

Posted: 08/28/2013 - Crews building containment lines around the giant wildfire in the Sierra Nevada are making significant progress even as the blaze continues to grow.

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Obama: Syrian government carried out chemical attack

Posted: 08/28/2013 - President Barack Obama is declaring unequivocally that the United States has "concluded" that the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians last week.

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UN chief urges West to wait on Syria attack

Posted: 08/28/2013 - The U.N.'s secretary general is urging the West to hold off on any attack on Syria until U.N. chemical weapons inspectors finish their investigation in the suburbs of Damascus -- the site of last week's alleged chemical weapons attack.

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Ga. mother testifies against accused baby shooter

Updated: 09/23/2013 - The mother of a baby who was fatally shot in his stroller in coastal Georgia testified at a man's murder trial that she threw her arms across her baby, trying to save him.

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Report: Underage tobacco sales at record lows

Posted: 08/27/2013 - New statistics show that the sale of tobacco to minors in the U.S. were held near all-time lows last year under a federal-state inspection program intended to curb underage usage.

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Manning lawyer gives more details on gender change

Posted: 08/26/2013 - An attorney for Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, who was previously known as Bradley Manning, says the soldier decided to announce that she wanted to live as a woman the day after sentencing because a military prison said publicly it would not provide hormone treatment.

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UN says nations are barred from spying on it

Updated: 08/26/2013 - The United Nations says international treaties protect its office and all diplomatic missions from interference, spying and eavesdropping, but it is not directly commenting on reports that the U.S. hacked U.N. internal communications.

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