Top Stories: Syria Debate; Is A Military Strike Necessary? : The Two-Way Also: Syrian president Assad warns of repercussions should the U.S. strike his country; new Snowden disclosures suggest the NSA spied on Google and Brazil's state-owned oil company; NAACP president Benjamin Jealous is stepping down; and a new Van Gogh painting is discovered.
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Top Stories: Syria Debate; Is A Military Strike Necessary?

Good morning, here are our early stories:

— Strike On Syria: Meaningless Gesture Or Necessary Response?

— Obama Presses Lawmakers For Authorization On Syria.

And here are more early headlines:

In Formal Interview, Syria's Assad Denies Using Chemical Weapons. (CBS)

Congress Returns To Debate Syria; Budget, Surveillance Issues. (The Associated Press)

New Snowden Papers Indicate NSA Spied On Google, Brazil Oil Company. (The New York Times)

NAACP President To Leave Job. (Los Angeles Times)

Average U.S. Gasoline Prices Increase Slightly. (Reuters)

New Van Gogh Painting Discovered. (Bloomberg)

Hiker Missing For Months In Andes Discovered Alive In Shelter. (Reuters)