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Rundown for August 27, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 4 Comments

Arab League Accuses Syria Of Chemical Attack, As U.S. Positions War Ships, Planes

The Arab League is blaming the Syrian government for last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack. Meantime, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says U.S. forces are ready to act.

12:15 PM EDT 3 Comments

Before Marathon Bombings, Aurora Helped Boston Prepare

After the mass shooting in Aurora, an emergency room doctor in Boston opened an email from a colleague in Colorado. It led to training that proved useful on the day of the Boston bombings.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Yearly Blood Tests May Catch Ovarian Cancer Early

Researchers at the University of Texas have found that annual blood tests recording the level of the protein CA-125, created by most ovarian tumors, appear to detect ovarian tumors early.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Effort To Save Sequoias In Yosemite

The Rim Fire raging near Yosemite National Park is approaching two groves of giant sequoias. Firefighters and rangers are clearing brush and setting up sprinkler systems to protect the ancient trees.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Congresswoman Recalls March On Washington

In 1963, Eleanor Holmes Norton was a young civil rights activist who helped organize the March on Washington. Today she is the Congresswoman representing the District of Columbia.

12:45 PM EDT Comment

One Mexican-American Family, Three Legal Statuses

Among the millions of immigrant families living in the U.S., many have mixed legal status, which creates uncomfortable disparities within families. We hear the story of one such family.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Prison Summer Camp Lets Kids Reconnect With Dads

A summer camp in North Carolina and Maryland brings children to prisons to spend several hours a day with their fathers for one week. Advocates say it benefits both kids and their dads.

1:06 PM EDT Comment

Fort Hood Shooting Survivors Argue For Death Penalty

The widows and the soldiers who survived the shooting are on the stand this week, arguing in emotional testimony that the shooter, former Army Major Nidal Hasan deserves the death penalty.

1:15 PM EDT 5 Comments

Senator Bob Corker: Action Is ‘Imminent’ In Syria

U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, believes the U.S. will soon take action in Syria.

1:20 PM EDT 4 Comments

Saudi Prince’s Goal: Topple Assad

There’s an effort underway by Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud, a longtime power player with a Washington scandal in his past, to topple the Assad regime by training Syrian rebels in Jordan.

1:35 PM EDT Comment

U.S. Faces October Deadline On Debt Ceiling

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the U.S. will hit its $16.7 trillion borrowing limit in mid-October. Failure to raise the ceiling would trigger a partial government shutdown.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

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