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By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
Among members of Congress and in world capitals, President Obama's speech on Syria offered some relief about a possible diplomatic solution, but few reassurances.
By NICK CUMMING-BRUCE
Investigators say government forces and rebel fighters have killed, tortured and raped on a huge scale.
By MARK LANDLER and JONATHAN WEISMAN
President Obama said he would pursue a "diplomatic path" on the Syria crisis even while making the moral case for punishing the country for its deadly use of chemical weapons.
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By WILLIAM J. BROAD and C. J. CHIVERS
Large numbers of foreign troops would almost certainly be needed to safeguard inspectors working in the midst of the civil war.
By RICK GLADSTONE
Ban Ki-moon, the secretary general, spoke as diplomatic energy was intensifying over a Russian proposal to secure Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles.
By PETER BAKER and MICHAEL R. GORDON
A seemingly offhand remark by Secretary of State John Kerry actually grew out of talks between Russia and the United States, and it allowed Vladimir V. Putin to seize control of the Syria debate.