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  • In this image from video pretaped at the White House in Washington Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, for Sunday morning's ABC's "This Week" President Barack Obama answers questions about Syria, and other pressing national and international issues during an interview with George Stephanopoulos. Trying to lay claim to an economic turnaround, Obama acknowledged that despite progress, middle and low-income Americans have not benefited as much as the top 1 percent in the country. "We came in, stabilized the situation," citing 42 months in a row of growth, 7 1/2 million jobs created and a revitalized auto industry. He said that when it comes to a crucial deadline to raise the nation's borrowing limit next month, he would not negotiate with Republicans. (AP Photo/ABC News)

    Lawmakers Debate Whether US Was Outfoxed On Syria

     
    WASHINGTON  — Lawmakers assessing the agreement on Syria’s chemical weapons argued Sunday about whether President Barack Obama was outfoxed by the Russians and had lost leverage in trying to end the civil war, or whether his threat of military action […]

  • Obama: Russia Doesn’t Share American ‘Values’ In Syria

    Obama: Russia Doesn’t Share American ‘Values’ In Syria

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a U.S.-Russian agreement offers a chance to destroy Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons and promises to end the threat they pose to Syrians and the world. But the two powers are divided over the […]

  • President Obama Says Deal On Chemical Weapons A Plus For All

    President Obama Says Deal On Chemical Weapons A Plus For All

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says an agreement between the U.S. and Russia offers a chance to destroy Syria’s huge stockpile of chemical weapons and promises to end the threat the weapons pose to the region and the world as […]

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  • President Barack Obama awaits the start of a meeting with members of his cabinet, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. From left are, National Security Advisor Susan Rice,  EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, the president, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    President Obama Seeks To Focus On Domestic Issues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With the prospect of a military strike on Syria receding, President Barack Obama on Thursday tried to refocus on a pressing domestic agenda as key benchmarks on the budget and health care quickly approach.
    The big unknown is […]

  • Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

    President Obama Conditionally Backs Offer On Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama conditionally endorsed a Russian offer for international inspectors to seize and destroy deadly chemical weapons in Syria as efforts to avert retaliatory U.S. missile strikes shift from Washington to the United Nations.
    In a nationally […]

  • Question Of Enforcement Casts Cloud On Syria Plan

    Question Of Enforcement Casts Cloud On Syria Plan

    BEIRUT — The U.S. and France on Tuesday pushed for a tough United Nations resolution to ensure Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime turns over its chemical weapons stockpile, but Assad’s ally Russia demanded the West take the threat of force […]

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  • U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he walks to Marine One before departing for Sweden and the G20 Summit in Russia from the White House in Washington September 3, 2013. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

    Obama Backs U.N Discussion Of Syria Arms Proposal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Barack Obama has agreed to discussions at the United Nations Security Council on a proposal from Russia to secure Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles.
    The official says Obama discussed the proposal Tuesday with […]

  • VIDEO: Syria Vote Delayed, Gang Rape Convictions, Apple Preview

    VIDEO: Syria Vote Delayed, Gang Rape Convictions, Apple Preview

    In your top three stories to see for Tuesday, we look at a test vote on Syria, the convictions of four men in India and what to expect from Apple.

  • Dismantling Syria Chemical Weapons Arsenal Would Be Tough Task

    Dismantling Syria Chemical Weapons Arsenal Would Be Tough Task

    WASHINGTON – Any deal with Syria to hand over its chemical weapons in the middle of a chaotic civil war would be difficult for inspectors to enforce and destroying them would likely take years, U.S. officials and experts caution.

    Syria’s strongest backer, Russia, proposed […]

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  • Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks with British Foreign Secretary William Hague during a news conference in London on Sept. 9. (State Department)

    Sudden Plan: Syria To Dispose Of Chemical Weapons?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rapid and remarkable chain of events, Syria welcomed the idea of turning over all of its chemical weapons for destruction on Monday, and President Barack Obama, though expressing deep skepticism, declared it a “potentially a […]

  • In this frame grab from video taken Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, and provided by "CBS This Morning," Syrian President Bashar Assad responds to a question from journalist Charlie Rose during an interview in Damascus, Syria. Assad warned in the interview broadcast Monday on CBS there will be retaliation against the U.S. for any military strike launched in response to the alleged chemical weapons attack. Assad said, "You should expect everything." (AP Photo/CBS This Morning)

    Assad Warns Of Retaliation For U.S. Strike On Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad has warned there will be “repercussions” against any U. S. military strike launched in response to a chemical weapons attack in his country.
    “You should expect everything,” Assad said in an interview with CBS […]

  • Kerry: Syrian Surrender Of Chemical Arms Could Stop U.S. Attack

    Kerry: Syrian Surrender Of Chemical Arms Could Stop U.S. Attack

    LONDON – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could avoid a U.S. military strike by surrendering all his chemical weapons within a week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday, but immediately made clear he was not making a serious […]

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  • File-This March 15, 2013 file photo shows NAACP President Ben Jealous speaking at a news conference in Annapolis, Md.   Jealous, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, says he plans to step down by the end of the year. Jealous announced his plans to resign on Sunday Sept. 8, 2013. He says he plans to pursue teaching at a university and spending time with his young family. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    NAACP President Ben Jealous To Step Down This Year

    WASHINGTON  — NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous, who is credited with boosting the finances and outreach of the nation’s largest civil rights organization, said Sunday that he plans to step down at the end of the year.
    The Baltimore-based group […]

  • Nyad’s Team Responds To Skeptics Doubting Her Swim

    Nyad’s Team Responds To Skeptics Doubting Her Swim

    MIAMI (AP) — Diana Nyad’s 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida has generated positive publicity and adoration for the 64-year-old endurance athlete – along with skepticism from some members of the small community of marathon swimmers who are questioning whether […]

 
 

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