Beijing, U.S. Unveil New Korean Sanctions :: The U.S. and China introduced a new round of sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations that the U.S. said would significantly impede the development of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, in response to its test last month of an atomic bomb.
Venezuela Consults Cuban Playbook :: Hours before announcing Chávez's death, the government resorted to a ploy to try to unite his supporters: Talk of an alleged conspiracy by the U.S. to destabilize the country.
Syria Is Someone Else's Problem - U.S. News & World Report (blog) :: http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/Jamie-Stiehm/2013/08/27/obama-should-stay-out-of-syrias-civil-war
Op-Ed Columnist: Make Assad Pay :: Inaction would undermine U.S. credibility, the chemical weapons ban and prospects for ending the war.
U.S. says world cannot let Assad get away with chemical attack :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CCQEAeWl4w0/story01.htm
Seeking Edge in Academics, Chinese Spend Summer in U.S. :: Many Chinese companies offer summer experiences in the United States costing $5,000 to $15,000, often a first step to an American college education.
Sixth U.S. ship now in eastern Mediterranean 'as precaution' :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/PqpBHHQTnLM/story01.htm
Iraqi militia vows to attack U.S. interests if Syria hit :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/RJBy8JXo9U0/story01.htm
U.S. says world cannot let Assad get away with chemical attack :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/xKqYPMEL9eE/story01.htm
Exclusive - Syria army defectors say U.S. strikes could kill Assad opponents :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/yQ-vljQYQHM/story01.htm
U.S. report: 'high confidence' Syrian forces used chemical weapons multiple times :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/B49RZnrYR7E/story01.htm
U.S. Naval midshipman says she needed to talk about rape case :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/qYbIj68N_6M/story01.htm
U.S. still aims to act with allies on Syria: Hagel :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Ryh2ditg0Qs/story01.htm
U.S. consults oil experts as it weighs action against Syria :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/ZPJl4006vfA/story01.htm
U.S. Won't Sue to Reverse States' Legalization of Marijuana :: The Obama administration said it would monitor operations in 20 states to make sure they do not run afoul of several enforcement priorities.