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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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  • U.S. Builds Its Case For Intervening In Syria
    The U.S. says it is still committed to working with Russia to bring together the warring factions in Syria for a peace conference. But Washington postponed a planning meeting, as it weighs military options to respond to an alleged chemical weapons attack. Russia says a U.S. strike will only create more problems and that rebels will have no incentive to negotiate with the Syrian government.
  • Britain Would Join U.S. In Any Military Action In Syria
    British Prime Minister David Cameron has recalled parliament to consider a motion approving military intervention in Syria in response to the alleged toxic gas attack in Damascus.
  • Retired Gen. Wesley Clark Talks About Precedents And Syria
    If punishment is the objective, said Clark, the mission can be short. The most appropriate parallel, he added, is a 1993 U.S. strike against Iraq.
  • Schools Canceled As Heat Wave Sweeps Through Midwest
    It's hot in parts of the Midwest this week, and student and teachers just back to school are suffering.
  • For Kids With Special Needs, More Places To Play
    Parent advocates and a new federal law making accessible play areas a civil right are changing the landscape for public playgrounds.
  • March On Washington Had Lasting Impact On 3 Detroiters
    Fifty years ago on Wednesday, 250,000 people crowded onto the National Mall in front of the Lincoln Memorial. They came from all across the country for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and to see Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Three of those people from the Detroit area share the lasting impact the event had on their subsequent lives.
  • Labor Movement Was Critical Ally To Civil Rights Movement
    Robert Siegel talks to Thomas Sugrue, professor of history and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, about the history of labor unions and the civil rights movement and how that relationship compares to today.
  • Brainy, Fat And Full Of Ideas: 'Night Film' Is A Good-Natured Thriller
    In the pages of Marisha Pessl's Night Film, you'll uncover the death of a beautiful woman; her terrifying, filmmaker-father; even a seemingly haunted mansion. But reviewer Meg Wolitzer says that while the book dips into the unsavory and the scary, it stays surprisingly PG.
  • After Missteps In HIV Care, South Africa Finds Its Way
    The nation with the worst HIV epidemic on the planet is finally turning the corner on the disease. South Africa is simplifying AIDS care and giving antiviral drugs to nearly 2 million people every day.
  • Hole Or Whole, Why Can Our Brains Hear The Difference?
    Late summer tends to be a slow month for news. But at All Things Considered, we put on a two hour program, no matter what. So — without a trace of irony — one of our science correspondents offered to help fill some holes in the show with a series of stories about holes. Today he looks at how the brain copes with the ambiguity of "the hole idea," and "the whole idea."

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