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Lurching Toward US Military Intervention in Syria

The Obama administration is exploring military options on Syria. On Sunday, American officials said that Assad’s offer of letting in the UN Chemical Weapons Inspection team was too little, too late. That team came under sniper fire en route to the site today and was forced to turn back. Latest:  (NYT

Iraq: At Least 41 Killed in Relentless Wave of Violence

Each passing month is getting bloodier and bloodier. “Authorities say a spate of attacks across Iraq has killed at least 41 people, extending a wave of bloodshed roiling the country.Police and hospital officials say the attacks Sunday included two evening bombings in the city of Baqouba, about 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad. One blast in a residential area there killed seven and wounded 34, while another next to a wedding party convoy killed four and wounded 17.” (TIME