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  • President Barack Obama
  • President Obama said he is asking Kerry to pursue diplomatic progress with Iran, in coordination with five other world powers.
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  • President Barack Obama, flanked by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, left, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, speaks to members of the media before the start of a cabinet meeting, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
  • Marathon negotiations between the U.S. and Russia have produced an agreement on destroying Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.
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  • Obama says he's hopeful negotiations Secretary of State John Kerry is having over the future of Syria's chemical weapons "bear fruit."
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  • United Nationsl Syria meeting
  • Negotiations have begun on a proposed U.N. resolution that would put Syria's chemical weapons under international control.
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  • United Nationsl Syria meeting
  • Negotiations have begun on a proposed U.N. resolution that would put Syria's chemical weapons under international control.
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  • People gathered at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco to watch President Obamas speech
  • People gathered at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco to watch President Obama's speech on Syria and gave their reaction.
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  • Bay Area activists await Obama speech on Syria
  • Bay Area activists both for and against military action in Syria are waiting to see what Obama has to say.
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  • President Obamas Address to the Nation on Syria
  • Obama said he asked Congress to postpone votes on Syria action to pursue diplomatic solution.
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  • Syrian foreign minister
  • Syria says it has accepted Russia's proposal to place its chemical weapons under international control for subsequent dismantling.
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  •  Syrian President Bashar Assad delivers a speech at the parliament in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, June 3, 2012
  • Syria says it has accepted Russia's proposal to place its chemical weapons under international control for subsequent dismantling.
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  • protest sign in SF against Syria strikes
  • On the eve of President Barack Obama's address to the nation on Syria, there is a possible breakthrough on the crisis.
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  • A United Satates military ship.
  • On the eve of President Barack Obama's address to the nation on Syria, there is a possible breakthrough on the crisis.
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  • John Kerry
  • Senate delays test vote on Syria intervention
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  • A United Satates military ship.
  • U.S. officials say they will take a "hard look" at a proposal for Syria to surrender its chemical weapons.
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  • U.S. President Barack Obama listens to statements during a round table meeting at the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013
  • President Obama plans to take his sales pitch for attacking Syria directly to the American people this week.
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  • Anti-war protest in San Francisco
  • On Saturday, thousands around the world protested against the proposed airstrikes on Syria.
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  • Anti-war protest in San Francisco
  • On Saturday, thousands around the world protested against the proposed airstrikes on Syria.
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  • President Obama
  • President Barack Obama says he will address the nation about Syria on Tuesday as he seeks public and congressional authority.
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  • Bay Area groups to protest possible action in Syria
  • Several Bay Area groups are planning demonstrations to convey their opinions about possible U.S. intervention in Syria.
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  • President Barack Obama held a surprise meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid tensions over Syria.
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  • Obama is preparing for a possible military strike in response to the chemical attacks that kille thousands in Syria.
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  • Pres. Obama is weighing the options in response to a chemical weapons attack he says Syria's government carried out last week.
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  • Obama makes announcement about Syria
  • President Barack Obama says he will seek congressional approval before launching any military action against Syria.
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  • President Barack Obama stands with Vice President Joe Biden as he makes a statement about the crisis in Syria in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013
  • President Obama has decided Congress will weigh in on whether the U.S. should launch a military strike against Syria.
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  • Secretary of State John Kerry makes a statement about Syria at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
  • Secretary of State John Kerry is citing fresh evidence that the Syrian government used sarin gas on civilians.
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  • President Obama
  • Top Republicans are starting to line up in support of President Barack Obama's call for a military strike against Syria.
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  • President Obama was greeted by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 economic summit today.
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  • Secretary of State John Kerry pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, before a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Syria response as a protester with CodePink, who are against military action, holds up a sign behind him as he leaves the room. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • A Senate panel voted Wednesday to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria.
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  • Save Syria Facebook page
  • Syrian-Americans living in the Bay Area are encouraging the U.S. Government to get involved in the crisis in Syria.
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  • candlelight vigil held in San Jose for Syria victims
  • People in the Bay Area gathered in San Jose Friday to hold a candlelight vigil for the recent gas attack victims in Syria.
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  • candlelight vigil held in San Jose for Syria victims
  • People in the Bay Area gathered in San Jose Friday to hold a candlelight vigil for the recent gas attack victims in Syria.
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  • Bombing in Syria.
  • Israeli warplanes struck areas in the Syrian capital Sunday, setting off a series of explosions.
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  • The head of the international relief agency CARE visited the Bay Area with an urgent appeal for help for Syrian refugees who escaped from the war in their country.
  • The head of the international relief agency for CARE visited the Bay Area to plead for help for Syrian refugees who escaped from the war in their country.
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  • President Obama speaks in Israel
  • President Barack Obama is criticizing Israel over its treatment of Palestinians who live in the West Bank.
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  • U.S. President Barack Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during their joint news conference at the Muqata President Compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, March 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
  • President Barack Obama said today he is not giving up on stalled peace talks in the Middle East.
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  • President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Pres. Obama plunged into the turbulent Middle East Wednesday, calling the U.S. Israel's "strongest ally and your greatest friend."
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  • People in San Francisco took a step Saturday to help improve the lives of children in Syria.
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  • Gen. Martin Dempsey
  • The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff explains to ABC7 why the U.S. hasn't gotten involved in Syria.
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  • Gen. Martin Dempsey
  • The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff explains to ABC7 why the U.S. hasn't gotten involved in Syria.
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  • Syria blast
  • A Bay Area Syrian American spoke to us about the recent violence erupting near his family in Syria.
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  • Syria blast
  • A Bay Area Syrian American spoke to us about the recent violence erupting near his family in Syria.
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  • This undated photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian Defense Minister Gen. Dawoud Rajha in Damascus, Syria.
  • A suicide bomber struck the National Security building in the Syrian capital Wednesday.
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  • Syria threatens to cleanse rebel area in Homs
  • Robert Baer has been described as perhaps the best on the ground field officer in the Middle East.
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  • Syria threatens to cleanse rebel area in Homs
  • Former CIA officer Robert Baer has been described as perhaps the best on the ground field officer in the Middle East.
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  • The U.S. embassy building is seen in Damascus, Syria.
  • The U.S. closed its Syrian embassy Monday and Britain recalled its ambassador to Damascus.
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  • Russia, China veto UN resolution on Syria
  • The U.N. Security Council failed again Saturday to take action to stop the violence in Syria as Russia and China vetoed a resolution.
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  • Syrian President Bashar Assad (ABC News photo)
  • President Assad claims he did not order the crackdown on anti-government protesters in Syria
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  • The Syrian military vowed Friday to cut every evil hand that targets the countrys security, a defiant stance by the regime.
  • The Syrian military vowed Friday to "cut every evil hand" that targets the country's security.
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  • Local Syrians expressed concern after the United States called for the Syrian president to step down.
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