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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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  • Senate Waits On Possible Diplomatic Solution In Syria
    The U.S. and its allies await details of Russia's proposal to place Syria's chemical weapons arsenal under UN supervision. Meanwhile, senior Obama administration officials are continuing to press for congressional approval of a potential military strike against the Bashar al-Assad regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons in August.
  • What Are Russia's Motives In Syria Negotiations?
    Robert Siegel talks to former Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott about Russia's plan for Syrian chemical weapons disarmament.
  • New York City's 'People's Opera' May Face Its Final Curtain
    The New York City Opera, nicknamed the "people's opera" by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia when it was founded 70 years ago, has always been a low-cost alternative to the more upscale Metropolitan Opera. The company may have to cancel its upcoming season if fundraising falls short.
  • Dust Bowl Worries Swirl Up As Shelterbelt Buckles
    When the swirling, howling winds of the 1930s Dust Bowl gobbled up farmland from Texas to the Dakotas, the federal government planted 100 million trees to act like a giant windbreak. It worked. But now, after years of drought, those old trees are dying.
  • U.N. Study Finds High Rates Of Rape In Asian Countries
    A new study finds extremely high rates of rape in six Asian and Pacific countries.
  • White House Shifts Syria Proposal From Strike To Weapons Surrender
    President Obama is scheduled to address the nation on Tuesday night about the situation in Syria and the U.S. role in the face of a chemical attack. So far, he's made little headway persuading the American people and Congress that the U.S. needs to act.
  • Getting Rid Of Syria's Chemical Weapons Would Be Difficult
    Robert Siegel talks with Amy Smithson, senior fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, about the challenges of locating and removing chemical weapons in Syria.
  • Birmingham Church Bombing Victims Honored By Congress
    The four girls killed in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church will posthumously receive the Congressional Gold Medal on Tuesday.
  • 1963 Anniversaries Highlight Civil Rights Lessons
    On Tuesday in Washington, D.C., the four girls killed in the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., posthumously received the Congressional Gold Medal. The recognition comes after a year of civil rights ceremonies across the South. The events have drawn renewed attention to how the civil rights movement should be taught to a younger generation.
  • What The $@** Is Up On Cable These Days?
    NPR's Neda Ulaby looks into "soft-profanity creep" — and other dynamics informing the state of the, er, art — when it comes to drama series on basic cable.

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