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Suspect Surrenders in Slayings of Four Children, Two Adults in Texas

The man accused of fatally shooting six family members execution-style and critically wounding a seventh is undergoing a mental evaluation as Texas authorities try to unravel the motivation for Wednesday's grisly rampage.<p><b>Sign up for breaking news alerts from NBC News</b><p>Ron Lee Haskell, 33, is charged …

Watch Three Old Ladies Analyze Lyrics Of Beyonce’s Drunk In Love Kanye West Remix

Nothing, but nothing provides us with more joy on a Friday than watching three old dears discussing Beyonce lyrics.<p>The three grannies are analyzing …

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Obama's Shift On Syria: A Show Of Strength Or Fear?

One line President Obama might have borrowed for his speech to the nation Tuesday night was a famous one from John F. Kennedy's inauguration address: "Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate."<p>Always admired as a fine turn of phrase, what meaning does this have in our …

U.S. Fleshes Out Russian Plan For Syria's Chemical Weapons

The situation is growing more complicated as the U.S. delves into a Russian proposal to make Syria turn over its chemical weapons. Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona has supported limited U.S. military intervention in Syria. McCain talks to Steve Inkseep about whether the Russian proposal …

Three Ways of Looking at Obama's Syria Speech

"You want to know about innocent children dying in horrible circumstances? Read John Hersey's Hiroshima."<p>I am on the road once more and not in a position to do a detailed speech response. So here are three reactions from readers. [<b>Update</b> see bonus #4 point below.]<p>I think that it is worthy of note …

How do you dispose of chemical weapons?

With Russia potentially striking a deal to store Syria’s chemical weapons, here’s a guide to their use and storage<p>In the midst of a particularly brutal civil war, international attention focused on the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons against civilians. With a potential deal on the table …

The NSA files,NSA,Surveillance,Israel,Middle East and North Africa,World news,US foreign policy,US national security,Privacy,Data protection,US politics,US news,Obama administration<p>• Secret deal places no legal limits on use of data by Israelis<br>• Only official US government communications protected<br>• …

110,000 DEAD IN SYRIA: Here's A Look At Who Has Been Killed

The Syrian war has been going on for 2½ years.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) — which relies on a network of activists, doctors and lawyers throughout Syria — says that 110,371 people have been killed so far, and there is no end in sight.<p>Here's a breakdown of some of SOHR's …

Reporters Push White House on Syria Vote Delay

Jay Carney discusses motives behind President Obama's request to delay a vote for a strike in Syria.

Anonymous outs lawmakers’ ties to intelligence contractors

OpNSA highlights, without hacking or DDoS attacks, ties between intelligence industry and Washington<p>For those paying even a modicum of attention to recent revelations about NSA surveillance, it's been well-established that a vast surveillance apparatus is supported by a network of government, …

US struggles show hazards of chemical weapons destruction

If the Obama administration wants an example of the difficulties involved in destroying chemical weapons, it might reflect upon its own struggles to get rid of cold-war era chemical arsenals stockpiled in tightly controlled storage facilities in Kentucky and Colorado.<p>The United States promised, but …

Congress Looks Beyond Syria To Its Next Fight

Now that Congress' extraordinary Syria debate is on hold, at least for now, the next upcoming drama is really a return to much more familiar territory: how will congressional leaders get enough votes to pass legislation to keep the government from going off yet another metaphorical cliff.<p>Until …

What Happened On 9/11

Nearly 3,000 people died in the 9/11 attacks, which The New York Times declared the "worst and most audacious terror attack in American history."<p>The nation is still working to move past the tragedy.<p>More than a decade later, New York City is still rebuilding the Financial District skyline. And …

"Million Muslim March" Actually Just A Handful Of 9/11 Truthers

Ugh. Get me out of here.

Americans Oppose Syria Strike, but Won’t Punish Lawmakers for Supporting It

Law­makers have hemmed and hawed this month about wheth­er to sup­port a mil­it­ary strike against Syr­ia, anxious to avoid the polit­ic­al …