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Obama Opens UN Talks With Diplomatic Opportunities

President Barack Obama opens meetings at the United Nations with diplomatic opportunities on three vexing issues: Iran's disputed nuclear program, Syria's chemical weapons use, and elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Jordan: Syria Refugee Influx Surges Nearly Tenfold

A Jordanian official says the number of Syrian refugees crossing into the kingdom has jumped nearly tenfold last week to an average of 900 people per day, its highest level in months.

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Putin Pleads for Caution on Syria, Calls US Military Interventions ‘Alarming’

Russian President Vladimir Putin says U.S. military intervention in other countries' internal conflicts has become alarming commonplace and he's calling for caution in dealing with Syria.

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President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House
President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House (Evan Vucci-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Asks Congress to Postpone Syria Vote [VIDEO]

President Obama again made his case for action against Syria in a speech from the East Room of the White House on Tuesday night while asking the House and Senate to put off a vote a vote on military action.

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McCain: Russian Proposal Needs Time To ‘Play Out’

Sen. John McCain says the United States has no choice but to allow time for a new diplomatic offensive on Syria to "play out," even though he's skeptical that the plan is genuine.

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Syria Positive About Giving Up Chemical Weapons, But Offers No Specifics

Syria says it welcomes Russia's appeal for Syria to place its chemical arsenals under international control, and then destroy them, in order to avert a U.S. military strike.

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Assad Warns of Retaliation for US Strike on Syria

Syrian President Bashar Assad is warning there will be retaliation against the U. S. for any military strike launched in response to a chemical weapons attack.

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Congressman Jim McGovern Against Obama’s Syrian Plan

Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern is urging President Obama to withdraw his request for Congress to authorize an attack on Syria.

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White House Tries To Gain Support for Syria Strike

The White House is making a big push to rally members of Congress and the American public behind President Barack Obama's plan for a U.S. military strike against Syria.

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Cardinal O’Malley Pushes For Peace In Syria, Immigration Reform

Dozens of Roman Catholic worshippers joined members of the clergy in Boston for a 4-hour prayer vigil for peace in Syria, joining those who answered Pope Francis' call and massed at the Vatican to push for an end to the bloodshed in the Middle East nation. 

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