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U.S. and Allies Strike Syria, But What's Next?

April 16, 2018: Over the weekend, a U.S.-led coalition, involving the assistance of Britain and France, executed airstrikes against three Syrian targets believed to be related to the country's chemical weapons program. The strikes were intended as a warning against further use of chemical agents by the Assad regime. But in Damascus the morning after the strikes, Syrian propaganda was in full force with pro-Assad demonstrators in the streets celebrating the limited assault. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told reporters he was in a good mood as he met with Russian officials. The Takeaway looks at the United States's ongoing commitment to Syrian intervention. Plus, we re-examine Oklahoma's 1990 teachers strikes; a look at mail-order genetic testing services; and a new novel imagines the killing of a young black boy at the hands of a police officer.

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