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Sarin Attack On Syrian Civilians Is A ‘War Crime,’ U.N. Says

Sarin Attack On Syrian Civilians Is A ‘War Crime,’ U.N. SaysChemical weapons were used in Syria "on a relatively large scale" on Aug. 21, says U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who issued a report by U.N. inspectors Monday.

Navy Yard Shootings: No Second Gunman; Victims’ IDs Emerge

Navy Yard Shootings: No Second Gunman; Victims’ IDs EmergeOur coverage continues of Monday's shootings at the Washington Navy Yard. Twelve victims and the man who authorities say gunned them down are dead.

U.S. And Russia Form A Plan On Syria’s Chemical Weapons

U.S. And Russia Form A Plan On Syria’s Chemical WeaponsSecretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart have reached a deal that calls for Syria to destroy all of its chemical weapons. The plan, which Kerry announced in a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Saturday, gives Syria a week to detail its chemical arsenal.

Even Their Seats Are To Be Separated When Putin And Obama Meet

Even Their Seats Are To Be Separated When Putin And Obama MeetMuch is being made about the symbolism of the seating at the G-20 summit of world leaders, which begins Thursday in St. Petersburg, Russia, and what it supposedly says about U.S.-Russian relations.

U.S. Won’t Enforce Laws Banning VA Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

U.S. Won’t Enforce Laws Banning VA Benefits For Same-Sex CouplesThe Obama administration will stop enforcing two sections of a law that lays out benefits for U.S. veterans. The sections define marriage as between a man and woman and deny legally married same-sex couples Veterans Affairs benefits like health care and disability payments.

Montana Prosecutors Will Appeal 30-Day Rape Sentence

Montana Prosecutors Will Appeal 30-Day Rape SentenceMontana prosecutors on Wednesday decided to appeal a 30-day jail sentence given to a former teacher who admitted to raping a 14-year-old student.

Justice Files Voter Discrimination Suit Against Texas

Justice Files Voter Discrimination Suit Against TexasThe Justice Department has filed suit against Texas under the Voting Rights Act, claiming that the state requirement for voter identification discriminates against minorities.

Postmaster: We Photograph Your Mail, But Not To Snoop

Postmaster: We Photograph Your Mail, But Not To SnoopThe head of the U.S. Postal Service has acknowledged that every piece of domestic mail is photographed for processing and that the information is sometimes made available to law enforcement, according to The Associated Press.

Showdown In Egypt: Wednesday’s Developments

Showdown In Egypt: Wednesday’s DevelopmentsWith a tentative deadline of late Wednesday looming, we're watching the news from Egypt — where massive protests continue and the military has said President Mohammed Morsi and his political opponents must strike a compromise by day's end or the generals will come up with their own solutions.

U.S. To Recommend Listing All Chimpanzees As Endangered

U.S. To Recommend Listing All Chimpanzees As EndangeredThe United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposal today that would designate all chimpanzees as an endangered species.