Many Syrians currently living in the United States welcome the possibility of US military strikes in Syria but not Salah Asfoura. He lives in Massachusetts and is worried about the war and his family back in Syria.
The Obama administration continued to push for support for US military action in Syria, with President Obama himself stepping into the public spotlight today. He says the world needs to confront actions that violate our common humanity.
The ever louder refrain on Capitol Hill is that a strike on Syria is necessary in part to send a message to Iran. Anchor Marco Werman talks with Middle East analyst Karim Sadjadpour and with former Iranian official Seyed Hossein Mousavian.
What exactly is the War Powers Resolution? It was passed in 1973 and was designed to involve Congress in any decision to send American troops into hostilities. But the language of the Act leaves its requirements open to interpretation.
Last year, a coup d'etat in Mali fed an Islamist uprising in the country's north. Thousands of Malians were displaced: hundreds more tortured and killed. But it didn't stop singer Rokia Traore from creating a new album that pushes people to seek beauty.
US speed skater Simon Cho has been suspended from the sport for two years. The Olympic medalist admits he sabotaged the skates of Olivier Jean during the World Team Championship in 2011. Cho's suspension means he will miss the Winter games in Sochi.
The former Chinese leader Bo Xilai's trial began today. In an unprecedented move the Chinese government has been tweeting out the court proceedings. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Barbara Demick, China Bureau Chief for the LA Times.
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