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Author and Northwestern University professor Wendy Pearlman interviewed more than 300 refugees for a new book of oral histories, “We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled.” She joins us in discussion.

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After being turned away last week, a Syrian refugee family arrives in Chicago. Will there be a happy ending for the family or could they be turned away again?

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Refugees stream out of Aleppo, Syria. (Courtesy of CNN)

As Aleppo falls to Syrian government forces backed by Russia and Iran, we look at the United States’ role in the conflict and the region.

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(Courtesy of Dr. Zaher Sahloul)

Two Chicago-area doctors who recently traveled to Aleppo share their stories.

Over half of all Syrian refugees are children, according to United Nations data

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Friday marks Universal Children’s Day, a global recognition of children’s welfare.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner announced on Monday that Illinois is temporarily closing its border to the settlement of Syrian refugees in the wake of the attacks in Paris.

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Fatimah Idris

Should the United States and Chicago accept more Syrian refugees, in light of the crisis in Europe? President Obama has put the number at 10,000 but some local officials say it should be much higher. Paris Schutz has the story.

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Airstrikes against ISIS in Syria have begun. Our panel discusses the decision by the United States and several Arab nations to target the Islamic militant group in the already war torn country.

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At an appearance at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on Monday, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham from South Carolina said President Obama should have pushed ahead with military strikes in Syria to send President Bashar al-Assad and other dictators an important signal. Paris Schutz has the details.

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President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at his dacha outside Moscow, Russia, July 7, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The president of Russia writes an open letter to American readers in The New York Times urging "caution" in Syria. Eddie Arruza and his guests have analysis. Read Putin's full Op-Ed.

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President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation regarding Syria, in the East Room of the White House, Sept. 10, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Obama addressed the nation Tuesday night to discuss the situation in Syria. Carol Marin and her guests discuss the president's speech and the possibility of a diplomatic solution. Watch the full speech and read the president's remarks.

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President Obama will address the nation about his plans to respond to the situation in Syria on Tuesday night. Our panel has a preview.

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Watch Charlie Rose's exclusive interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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Eddie Arruza and his panel of journalists discuss the impact of TV host Stephen Colbert comparing Syrian violence to Chicago's. Also, they talk about the challenges and questions facing Illinois congressional members as they vote whether to authorize military action in Syria. Watch the web extra video.

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Rebel fighters watch over the enemy position during skirmishes last year in Aleppo, Syria. (Courtesy Creative Commons/Narciso Contreras)

Having laid out his case for a limited military strike in Syria, President Obama now turns to Congress to authorize his mission. What are the odds of a U.S. strike on Syria, where President al-Assad allegedly used chemical weapons last month and killed 1,400 civilians? And is this strike within American interests after more than a decade of constant war? Elizabeth Brackett and her guests discuss the uncertain path ahead. Watch web extra videos.

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The U.S. and its allies are gearing up for a military response against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s alleged use of large-scale chemical weapons against his own people in Syria’s ongoing civil war. We take a closer look at the escalating tensions.