Justice Ginsburg Officiating Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_17374d22d7.jpgAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is officiating the wedding of Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser and economist John Roberts on Saturday. She is the first Supreme Court judge to conduct a same-sex marriage ceremony, the Washington Post reports.

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Putin Rejects Syria Chemical Weapons Accusations as 'Utter Nonsense'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_f32f0c4de1.jpgJunko Kimura/Getty Images (MOSCOW) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected the American evidence that Syrian forces used chemical weapons, calling the suggestion "utter nonsense. "While the Syrian army is on the offensive, saying that it is the Syrian government that used chemical weapons is utter nonsense," Putin told journalists in Vladivostok, according to Russia's Interfax news agency.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Syrian Civil War

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_b50fed00bb.jpgSAM SKAINE/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- As the United States moves closer to a possible military strike on Syria, an already complicated international crisis is about to get even messier. From how Syria got embroiled in a bloody civil war in the first place to why the U.S. is getting involved now, here's everything you need to know about Syria, but were too afraid to ask.

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Why the $400B F-35 Fighter Is Not an Option for Syria

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_e7f5c7b8df.jpgDoD Photo by Cpl. Ken Kalemkarian, U. S. Marine Corps/Released (WASHINGTON) -- As the military is considering what assets it may need to conduct a potential strike on Syria, the most advanced and most expensive weapons system in history will be watching from a hanger. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a do-it-all fighter for three service branches estimated to cost in total $395.7 billion, is simply not ready to fly into combat.

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Syria Must Be Punished as Warning to Others, Kerry Says

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_a78a70acd0.jpgABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday made an impassioned case for punishing Syria, stating that a chemical attack by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad killed 1,429 people, a toll that he said included 426 children. "Instead of being tucked safely in their beds," there were "rows and rows" of dead children, Kerry said.

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