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On A Razor's Edge In Damascus

<i>The author is a Syrian citizen in Damascus who is not being further identified for safety reasons.</i><p>Lately, Marwan feels like he is sneaking around Damascus doing "something bad."<p>Marwan is a personal trainer, and under normal circumstances he would have nothing to worry about.<p>But in the increasingly …

'The Family House Was Hit': Syrian Attack Kills Palestinians

The U.S. says more than 1,400 people were killed by chemical weapons in Syria on Aug. 21. Other sources have cited lower figures.<p>Not all victims were Syrian. A Palestinian family in Jenin, in the northern West Bank, is mourning the loss of 11 members.<p><b>'Everyone Inside Had Died'</b><p>Ahmed al-Hurani keeps …

Molly: The Dangerous Drug That’s Too Good to Quit

The first time Adam tried Molly, he was 19. He loved it.<p>“I was visiting friends in Boulder for a Sound Tribe Sector 9 show at Red Rocks,” says Adam, …

Limited Options

Toward the end of last week’s Senate hearing on American military action in Syria, Tim Kaine, of Virginia, admitted to being confused. Secretary of State John Kerry had been repeating for hours the Administration’s line that the purpose of bombing Syria was “limited”: to punish Bashar al-Assad for …

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