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Another 'red line'? Obama again considers airstrikes in Syria.

As US officials work up plans to strike at the base of the Islamic State in Syria, the reluctant interventionist in the White House seems more likely to approve military action.

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August 27, 2014

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Russia's Irina Annenkova competes during the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around final match at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Jiangsu province, China.

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