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8:03am

Wed August 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Syrian Rebels Set Off Bomb Near U.N. Team's Hotel

Originally published on Wed August 15, 2012 8:59 am

Smoke billows from a car bomb in Damascus, Syria.
Syrian news agency AP

An expert panel for the U.N. concludes that both Syrian government troops and its allied militias have committed crimes against humanity in the country's civil war.

Some of the enumerated war crimes include murder, torture, rape and indiscriminate attacks against civilians. The Syrian rebels also committed the same war crimes, but the U.N. expert panel found these abuses didn't occur as frequently or against as many people.

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7:36am

Wed August 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Teachers Return To L.A. School Where Two Were Accused Of Lewd Conduct

Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles.
Krista Kennell AFP/Getty Images

Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles, where the entire staff was temporarily replaced last February after two teachers were accused of lewd conduct with students, opened for the 2012-13 school year on Tuesday with most of the instructors who had been displaced back in the classrooms.

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6:41am

Wed August 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Inflation Stayed In Check Last Month: No Change In July

There was no change in the consumer price index last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

It's the second month in a row that the index was flat — a sign that inflation remained in check for the first half or so of summer. Whether that trend will continue, however, is uncertain.

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6:19am

Wed August 15, 2012

6:15am

Wed August 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Campaign Trail: Biden's Comment About 'Chains' Sparks Controversy

By telling a racially mixed audience in Virginia on Tuesday that the Republican ticket's economic plans would "put y'all back in chains," Vice President Biden sparked the latest campaign controversy.

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney called it an "outrageous charge" and said called on President Obama to "take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago."

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