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Obama addresses nation on possible Syria strike

In a brief address to the nation Tuesday night, President Barack Obama presented his case for military intervention in Syria, and discussed a possible diplomatic option. Obama has been trying to rally Congressional support for strikes on Syria, after allegations that the nation’s ruling regime used chemical weapons against civilians.

Watch Obama’s speech from PBS and read NPR’s coverage by clicking here.

The crisis in Syria is the result of a bloody civil war. It’s complicated, to say the least, so we’ve provided links to some background, and ongoing coverage:

npr_web_logoWhat’s happening over there? View NPR’s Syria coverage.

NPR also maintains a blog called The Two-Way, where it posts breaking news. Whenever we have special coverage from NPR on air, you can count on The Two-Way to be rolling with it as well. Even when we’re not live with NPR, the Two-Way updates regularly throughout each day with the latest news, and links back to relevant NPR (and other) coverage.

BBC News also assembled a special report. The British Parliament last week rejected the notion of UK military intervention in Syria.

And here’s Syria coverage from PRI’s “The World,” which airs on Raven Radio weekdays at noon.

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