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8/25/2013 6:53 AM | EYDER PERALTA | NPR |
Syria

The United States and Britain say Syria will face a "serious response" from the international community, if they find it used chemical weapons last week.

That's according to a statement released by Prime Minister David Cameron, after a 40 minute phone conversation with President Obama on Saturday.

The BBC has a bit more on the statement:

8/25/2013 6:46 AM | MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF | NPR |
My mom is a creative cook. And a darn good one at that.   But when she told me and my sister ? way back in 1995 ? that she had started cooking salmon in the dishwasher, we just rolled our eyes and shook our heads. Here comes a kitchen catastrophe.

My mom is a creative cook. And a darn good one at that.

But when she told me and my sister — way back in 1995 — that she had started cooking salmon in the dishwasher, we just rolled our eyes and shook our heads. Here comes a kitchen catastrophe.

8/24/2013 7:06 AM | GENE DEMBY | NPR |
Wednesday marks the 50th celebration of the March on Washington ? perhaps you've heard something about it? ? and it's a little hard to resist the urge to compare the America of 1963 to 2013, to see how they've diverged.

Wednesday marks the 50th celebration of the March on Washington — perhaps you've heard something about it? — and it's a little hard to resist the urge to compare the America of 1963 to 2013, to see how they've diverged.

8/23/2013 9:45 AM | EYDER PERALTA | NPR |
The case of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning tested many complex questions about espionage, journalism and even treason. But there was always one thing that lingered as a subtext to the case: Manning's struggle with gender identity.

The case of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning tested many complex questions about espionage, journalism and even treason. But there was always one thing that lingered as a subtext to the case: Manning's struggle with gender identity.

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