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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Tom Bowman talks with host Steve Inskeep about the crisis in Syria

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In Washington, D.C., this week, there have been demonstrations both in favor of and against a military strike on targets in Syria. Outside the White House on Monday, supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad waved a Syrian flag with his face on it. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': Free Syrian Army Gen. Salim Idris

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From the NPR Newscast: Jean Cochran rounds up the latest news about the crisis in Syria

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In Washington, D.C., this week, there have been demonstrations both in favor of and against a military strike on targets in Syria. Outside the White House on Monday, supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad waved a Syrian flag with his face on it. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem (left) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Monday. Yuri Kadobnov /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., called military action in Syria legitimate and necessary. Emmanuel Dunand /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power

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President Obama on Friday at the G-20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. Kevin Lamarque /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': White House adviser Tony Blinken talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep

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A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz earlier this week in the Red Sea. The ship is among U.S. military assets in the region. Nathan R. McDonald /UPI/Landov hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Scott Horsley reports from the G-20 Summit

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As Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday, "Code Pink" protesters behind him held up "bloody hands" to express their opposition to the prospect of U.S. military strikes on Syria. Jim Watson /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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