WATCH LIVE: Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel testify in Senate about Syria

Watch as Secretary of State John F. Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and General Martin E. Dempsey (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs) testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in an unclassified hearing about the Congressional authorization for the use of force in Syira.

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Forensic anthropologists seek clues in 50 unmarked graves on segregated reform school campus in Florida

A century-old Florida state school for troubled boys, Dozier Reform School, is now the site of a forensic investigation after more than 50 bodies were discovered, some in unmarked graves, next to a garbage dump on the side of campus where the African-American students were housed.

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WATCH LIVE: President Obama addresses the nation about the crisis in Syria

President Obama says that there is no potential for "boots on the ground" or a "long-term campaign" in response to Syria's use of chemical weapons.

Watch the video, courtesy of NBC News below:

WATCH LIVE: Presidents Obama, Clinton and Carter join others to commemorate 'I Have A Dream Speech' anniversary

President Barack Obama, former President Jimmy Carter and former President Bill Clinton will be joined by civil rights activist and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), , Caroline Kennedy, LBJ's daughter Lynda Johnson Robb, Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and Jamie Foxx at the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream Speech." BeBe Winans, LeAnn Rimes and the girl group Identity4Pop are among the scheduled performers.

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WATCH LIVE: Female constituents defend embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner at City Council meeting

Watch live as mostly-female constituents defend San Diego Bob Filner (D) at a San Diego City Council Meeting over charges that he sexually harassed many women during his time as mayor.

The below feed is courtesy of NBC News.

WATCH LIVE: Bradley Manning's lawyer reacts to his 35-year sentence

Watch Bradley Manning's lawyer, David Coombs, discuss his client's sentence in a live news conference around 1:30 ET, courtesy of NBC News:

Just because you are mean doesn't make you wrong: A defense of Glenn Greenwald

I don't know Glenn Greenwald personally. He could be the world's kindest, most pleasant, incredibly generous individual in real life, with smiles for all passers-by and 25+ percent tips for every server. He could whistle happy tunes while feeding the city's homeless, be the understanding shoulder on which all his close friends and family members cry, and even nurse abandoned animals back to health and find them good homes in between 2,000-word articles and argumentative tweets.

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Australian man forced to go to ER to have a dessert fork removed from his urethra

In the latest issue of the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, Doctors Krishanth Naidu, Amanda Chung and Maurice Mulcahy used the unfortunate experience of one Canberra man[Ed. note: Medical pictures at link are NSFW] to illustrate the importance of training doctors to remove self-inserted foreign objects from people's urinary tracts -- and, in this case, they were asked to contend with a nearly 4-inch, 3-tined dessert fork.

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What women hear when New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks

On September 10, 2013, registered Democrats in New York City -- many of them women -- will head to the polls to determine their party's candidate for mayor (and, mostly likely, the next mayor of New York City, given its demographics). And it is for that reason, nominally, that former Congressman Anthony Weiner remains in the news. Oh, sure, he wants to be the next mayor -- but given the campaign-tanking revelations that he sent more dick pics to and had phone sex with yet another "fan" in order to self-gratify after he resigned from Congress, it seems like Weiner has at least a few other "priorities" besides helping middle class New Yorkers.

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RNC Chair to NBC, CNN: Cancel your planned Hillary Clinton movies or we'll yank the 2016 debates

Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, issued strongly-worded letters to the chairman of NBC Entertainment, Robert Greenblatt, and CNN President Jeff Zucker today after both networks announced plans to make and air movies about Hillary Clinton. In them, he lambasts the networks for being unfair to potential Democratic and Republican candidates alike with their plans -- and threatens to keep them from airing any Republican debates in 2016 if they don't shut down the productions.

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The 5 most shocking revelations about the government's prosecution of Aaron Swartz you haven't heard

Internet activist and Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz's suicide in January 2013 shocked friends, family and admirers alike. Friends, family and fellow activists blamed an overzealous prosecution by the U.S. Attorney's office -- an allegation prosecutors denied -- over Swartz's efforts to download the entire JSTOR academic database on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's servers via a hidden computer and a program which allowed him to do so remotely. MIT, which had an open guest access policy but maintained "neutrality" on the federal prosecution of Swartz, came under fire as well, prompting the university to undertake a review of its policies.

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Libertarian rapper thwacks potential Weiner voters in 'Blurred Lines' parody video

Though Weiner is flagging in the polls, which show a majority of New York City's Democrats want him to pull out, there are at least a few voters who remain unconvinced that compulsive junk-photography might be a disqualifying activity for the city's next leader.

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Anthony Weiner doesn't want individual women to see his penis. He wants all of us to be looking at it.

In the wake of everyone from Larry Craig to Elliot Spitzer, from Jesse James to Ashton Kutcher, it has always seemed to me that it took more than a small measure of self-delusion and heightened sexual satisfaction for former Congressman-cum-mayoral-candidate Anthony Weiner (D) to believe that his online sexual escapades would never be made public. All but a creature of the news cycle, Weiner excelled at getting himself on camera even as, as Richard Kim at The Nation noted yesterday, he never exactly managed to be very effective at getting his bills on his own leadership's radar. So you can't tell me that a guy who managed at every turn to get his face in the papers didn't realize that there would be a readership -- or viewership -- for something as salacious as him sexting women who were not his wife, nor a few scorned-feeling women in his wake interested in publicizing that in order to get a little revenge.

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The 10 dumbest ideas to defeat Rove & progressives discussed by the conservative Groundswell organization

Groundswell -- the group email list and weekly meeting sponsored by "a balance of social conservatives, national security conservatives, and constitutional conservatives" (and, notably, not fiscal conservatives) -- was established to attack liberals and progressives, stymy President Barack Obama's agenda and push Republican leaders to hew more closely to a more conservative agenda, David Corn at Mother Jones revealed today. But, perhaps luckily for some progressives and Republicans alike, their proposed methods (and grammar) leave a bit to be desired.

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WATCH LIVE: President Obama lays out his economic vision at the University of Central Missouri

Watch as President Barack Obama addresses an audience in Warrensburg, Missouri about his economic reform plans, including the budget negotiations, immigration, education and strengthening the middle class, courtesy of NBC News, below:

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