Aug. 29, 2013
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A no-win situation in Syria, Jars of Clay, and the offbeat newsbeat

Today’s news and analysis by WORLD editor Mindy Belz on the U.S. military response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons in its civil war, plus: an interview with Christian musician Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay on the group’s new album, the lighter side of the news, and more

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Thursday morning news

Ft. Hood massacre: Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan was sentenced to death yesterday. The American-born Muslim admitted his guilt, claiming he had a “jihad duty” to murder U.S. soldiers.

IRS scandal: Another IRS official is in hot water with a congressional committee looking into the agency’s improper targeting of conservative political groups.

Western wildfires: More than 4,000 firefighters are working to contain a massive wildfire in California. The fire that’s consuming the forests around Yosemite National Park is threatening the small town of Tuolumne, Calif.

King anniversary: The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece says that in the 50 years since his “I Have a Dream” speech, too many have lost sight of the spiritual message that truly inspired Dr. King. “They try to solve everything with laws,” says Alveda King.

Business/economy: Declines in stock prices as well as rises in oil prices that boosted energy shares put investors back in a buying mood yesterday.

Missed opportunities in Syria lead to no-win intervention options

WORLD Magazine editor Mindy Belz discusses the imminent U.S. military response to evidence of the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons in the country’s civil war. Belz says because Washington lacked a coherent policy in the region and missed opportunities to make a positive impact much earlier, any strikes will redound to the benefit of jihadists who have infiltrated the scattered rebel forces. She also warns of round of attacks on Syria’s Christian community by Islamists exploiting the chaos.

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Interview: Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay

WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith caught up with the lead vocalist of Jars of Clay to talk about the group’s new album — and about the band’s longevity.

Offbeat newsbeat

A Chinese zoo recently attempted to pass off a Tibetan dog as a lion.

Aug. 29, 2013


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