Sunday News and Notes

Syria
Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad killed at least 33 on Sunday as a senior US senator indicated that the Obama administration was moving toward a military response. As many as 10,000 have been killed since the civil war broke out in March 2011.

NATO Summit
The NATO summit in Chicago kicked off with two more protesters being arrested on terrorism charges. Inside the closed doors, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and President Obama met to discuss strategy leading up to the withdrawl of troops in 2014. The Christian Science Monitor takes a closer look at who will pay the price for protecting Afghanistan.

G8
Leaders of the G8 called on Germany’s Angela Merkel to increase growth, while strongly encouraging Greece to remain in the Euro zone. At the conclusionn of the meetings, there were also calls for Iran and North Korea to “come clean” on their nuclear weapons programs.

Etc.

Bloomberg News asks: Is competition killing higher education?

The Wall Street Journal interviews author Abigail Thernstrom about race in America – and it is not all bad news.

Reuters looks into how to maintain privacy in the age of Big Data.

Former First Lady Laura Bush examines the uncertain fate of women in Afghanistan.

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