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  • Egypt police arrest Brotherhood members' relatives
    Egyptian authorities detained more than 60 people associated with the Muslim Brotherhood in less than 24 hours, including relatives of the group's leaders, officials said Wednesday.August 28, 2013
  • Today's Question: Do you support a 'limited strike' on Syria?
    "Questions are already swirling about the endgame as the Obama administration prepares for a likely strike against Syria as punishment for an alleged chemical weapons attack in its civil war." writes Lolita C. Baldor for the Associated Press.August 28, 2013
  • Franken, Klobuchar: Chemical weapons use must have consequences
    DFL Sen. Al Franken said he does not think the Obama administration needs Congress' approval to launch a strike in Syria. He called the use of chemical weapons a violation of international norms that must have consequences. "This cannot be allowed to stand," he said.August 27, 2013
  • Analysts warn of U.S. double standard in Mideast
    Egypt, Syria challenge U.S. to define what it stands for: democracy or stability?The Daily Circuit, August 27, 2013
  • Facebook: Governments demanded data on 38,000 users
    The social-networking giant is the latest technology company to release figures on how often governments seek information about its customers. Microsoft and Google have done the same.August 27, 2013
  • Congress demands OK on possible Syria strikes
    A Republican lawmaker is rallying support to pressure President Barack Obama into seeking congressional authorization for military strikes against Syria.August 27, 2013
  • Obama awards Medal of Honor to Afghan war veteran
    President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter on Monday, saluting the veteran of the war in Afghanistan as "the essence of true heroism."August 26, 2013
  • More Syrian chemical weapons use evidence, Kerry says
    Secretary of State John Kerry says chemical weapons were used in Syria and is accusing President Bashar Assad of destroying evidence, and decrying the attack as a "moral obscenity" that should shock the conscience of the world.August 26, 2013
  • Talk of strike on Syria moves from 'Will it happen?' to when
    With U.S. officials saying there's little doubt that President Bashar Assad's regime used chemical weapons on the Syrian people last week, and with U.S. Navy ships moving toward that country's coast, it now seems to be a question of "when" not "whether" America will strike military targets inside that nation.August 26, 2013
  • Obama: NSA 'accidentally' accessed emails
    His remarks on CNN's "New Day" show Friday came in the wake of new revelations that the electronic spying program scooped up as many as 56,000 emails and other communications annually over three years by Americans not connected to terrorism.August 23, 2013
  • Bradley Manning declares 'I am female'
    Bradley Manning plans to live as a woman named Chelsea and wants to begin hormone therapy, the soldier said a day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison on espionage charges.August 22, 2013
  • Manning sentenced in WikiLeaks espionage case
    The judge convicted the 25-year-old soldier last month of 20 offenses, including six violations of the Espionage Act. He could have been sentenced to 90 years in prison.August 21, 2013
  • New reports of chemical weapons in Syria
    Two Syrian pro-opposition groups are claiming that dozens of people were killed Wednesday in a poisonous gas attack near Damascus that they're blaming on government forces, NPR's Jean Cochran reported.August 21, 2013
  • Musharraf, once a US ally in anti-terror war, is indicted in Bhutto killing
    In an unprecedented ruling that tests the military's aura of inviolability, a court indicted former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf Tuesday on murder charges stemming from the 2007 assassination of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.August 20, 2013
  • Tell us: Should the U.S. cut military aid to Egypt?
    "The U.S. has been unable to do much to reduce the violence in Egypt. President Obama canceled upcoming joint military exercises, and says the administration is looking at other options, perhaps affecting the $1.5 billion in military aid the U.S. provides Egypt each year," reports NPR News. Today's Question: Should the U.S. cut military aid to Egypt?August 19, 2013

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