1. TRAGEDY

    Obama: Syria Is ‘Heartbreaking’

    Female family members mourns over the body of a man killed by a sharpnel on February 28, 2012, in the Syrian town of Qusayr, as  Syria walked out of a UN debate on the human rights situation in the violence-wracked country, while its ally Russia urged Damascus to cooperate with efforts to allow in humanitarian aid. AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA (Photo credit should read GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    As more violence was reported in Syria Tuesday, President Obama said the U.S. should work to isolate the country—and he said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will eventually fall. He dismissed attempts to liken Syria to Libya, saying, “The notion that the way to solve every one of these problems is to deploy our military, that hasn’t been true in the past, and it won’t be true now.” Assad has said he will continue to fight “terrorism” in his country, and forces loyal to him shelled towns held by rebel activists Tuesday.

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