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In Washington, D.C., this week, there have been demonstrations both in favor of and against a military strike on targets in Syria. Outside the White House on Monday, supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad waved a Syrian flag with his face on it.
Russia proposed that Syria place its chemical weapons under international control. It still remains unclear as to what this means, but President Obama has said that it could be a breakthrough that could stop any plans for a military strike against Syria.
13th Annual National Hispanic Foundation For The Arts (NHFA) Noche Musical
President Obama is expected to address the nation tonight to make his case for military intervention in Syria. For more on this, we're joined by local congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.
California state capitol
The California legislature is entering its last week of this year's session. With just a few days left on the clock, we take a look at some of the hundreds of bills lawmakers will be addressing this week.
A U.S. Border Patrol Agent in September 2011, along the Mexico-Arizona border.

Immigrants from India seeking asylum at Arizona-Mexico border

Indian nationals from South Asia have been showing up at the Arizona border in increasing numbers.
Customs and Border Protection

Border technology contracts take new approach

In the coming months, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts will be finalized for new surveillance technology along the Southwest border.
California Prisons

New study checks up on inmates freed early under Prop 36

It's been nearly a year since voters in California passed Proposition 36. The new law makes it easier for inmates who have been convicted of three strikes to be released from prison.
Elvis Costello and Questlove of The Roots.
It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. This week we're joined by music supervisor Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com.

India convicts four men in fatal gang rape on New Delhi bus

A court in India convicted four men in the brutal gang rape of a young woman on a bus in New Dehli. The 23-year-old victim later died in the hospital, inciting protest over the widespread sexual abuse of women in India.
fronteras ELL Education Nevada

14 Schools, 1 Plan: Nevada's new blueprint for ELL education

Nevada schools have the largest percentage of English Language Learners in the country. Those are students whose first language wasn't English, and maybe not the language spoken at home.
Child Exchange
Re-homing of adopted children often happens with little in the way of background checks, and adoption officials say some children wind up in abusive homes.
Justin St. Germain grew up the second son of a single mother, and much of his childhood was spent running around the barren landscape of Tombstone, Arizona, the same town famous for gunslingers like Wyatt Earp and the “Gunfight at the OK Corral.

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