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August 26th, 2013
08:36 PM ET

Rep. Peter King: We have to take action in Syria

A U.S. official tells CNN that the U.S. is prepared to strike Syria "within hours".

That is if the president orders military action. The Obama administration laid out its case for retaliation, because they believe the Syrian government did in fact use chemical weapons against its own people.

Missile strikes on Syria likely response to chemical attack

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called the attack "inexcusable" and "undeniable," and said there was "a clear reason that the world has banned entirely chemical weapons."

"Anyone who could claim that an attack of this staggering scale could be contrived or fabricated needs to check their conscience and their own moral compass. What is before us today is real, and it is compelling," Kerry said.

A senior administration official tells CNN that President Obama will be presented with final options regarding actions against Syria in the next few days.

OutFront: Republican Congressman Peter King. He sits on both the House Homeland Security Committee and the House Intelligence Committee.


Filed under: News • Syria
August 26th, 2013
01:26 PM ET

Five shocking music moments

Last night's Video Music Awards performance by Miley Cyrus sparked a huge controversy. A number of people say her "twerking" went too far.

Here are five other musical moments that shocked people:

1957 Elvis Presley's on The Ed Sullivan Show


Elvis Presley's hips are deemed too hot for TV. The Ed Sullivan Show, worried about his "offensive" gyrations, shoots him from the waist up.

1997 Diana Ross and Kim's bare breast


Diana Ross, a presenter at the VMAs, playfully cups Lil' Kim's bare breast.

2003 Madonna plants a kiss on Britney Spears


Madonna, during a performance at the VMAS, plants a kiss on Britney Spears...and then Christina Aguilera.

2009 Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift


Kanye West brings the show to a grinding halt when he interrupts Taylor Swift's acceptance speech.

2010 Lady Gaga's raw meat dress


Lady Gaga shocks VMA viewers with her dress made of raw meat.

What do you think was the most shocking musical moment of all time? One of these or something else?

Where does Miley's "twerking" rank on the list?

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