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White House: Evidence Syria Used Chemical Weapons

White House: Evidence Syria Used Chemical WeaponsA White House official reiterated much of what was in the letter sent to Capitol Hill, but added that "all options were on the table in terms of our response." The official said that reports of the use of chemical weapons in Aleppo in March was one of the incidents being examined.

Middle East exchange students reflect on their time in Juneau

Middle East exchange students reflect on their time in JuneauThree exchange students from the Middle East are wrapping up their time in Juneau. They came here as part of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program under the wing of Juneau People for Peace and Justice. JPPJ leadership knew the three students would twice become young ambassadors – first in their new communities, and again when they return home.

Anger Rises Along With Death Toll At Bangladesh Factory

Anger Rises Along With Death Toll At Bangladesh FactoryRescue workers in Bangladesh sifted through broken concrete and twisted rebar Thursday hoping to find survivors from the collapse of an eight-story garment factory complex that has killed more than 200 people and trapped hundreds of others.

Dozens Killed In Collapse Of Bangladesh Garment Complex

Dozens Killed In Collapse Of Bangladesh Garment ComplexMore than 70 people are dead and some 600 injured in Bangladesh following the collapse of an eight-story building on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka.

Senate to vote on first steps in gun control debate

Senate to vote on first steps in gun control debateThe U.S. Senate will vote today whether to begin debate on a package of new gun regulations.

Pacific Commander: U.S. Can Intercept North Korean Missiles

Pacific Commander: U.S. Can Intercept North Korean MissilesThe commander of the U.S. Pacific Command said Tuesday that American forces currently have the ability to intercept a North Korean ballistic missile.

North Korea To Shut Jointly Run Factories, May Test Missile

North Korea To Shut Jointly Run Factories, May Test MissileMonday's developments on the Korean Peninsula, where tensions have been running even higher than usual in recent weeks:

Former British Prime Minister Thatcher Dies

Former British Prime Minister Thatcher DiesMargaret Thatcher, who as British prime minister in the 1980s became known as the "Iron Lady" for her tough economic policies, her partnership with President Reagan in standing up to communism and the short war with Argentina over the Falklands, has died.

U.N. passes global arms treaty that faces opposition in Senate

Fifty countries will need to ratify the treaty. In the United States, only the Senate does so, and because of the magnitude of these treaties, they require 67 votes.

Outside group targets Begich on immigration

Outside group targets Begich on immigrationThe group Numbers USA aims to “educate voters” in states with senators who could play a pivotal role in the coming immigration debate.