The Monday Catchup

Obama has framed US involvement in Syria around the ethics of chemical warfare.

Obama has framed US involvement in Syria around the ethics of chemical warfare.

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: President Obama has turned to Congress on whether or not the United States should strike Syria in response to allegations that its embattled dictator, Bashar al-Assad, used chemical weapons on his own people. The administration acknowledges that a strike would do little to alter the course of Syria’s bloody civil war, arguing instead that it would deter future use of chemical weapons.

Is this all going over your head? Get oriented with this explainer from the Washington Post.

Everything Else:

Ever wondered how much it would cost to get Yeezy at your party? It’s $3 million. Just ask Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbaev, who hired the rapper to perform at his grandson’s wedding.

The First-Years Sang. But you were probably standing in line before they started Kokosing Farewell, right?

The Economist endorsed Janet Yellen as the next leader of the Federal Reserve, America’s central bank.

The Department of Justice has decided not to challenge states that legalize marijuana.

The Long Read: The New York Times reports on how ESPN has become a goliath of sports broadcasting and a cash cow for its parent company, Disney.

The Weather: Thunderstorms today, but expect decent weather for the first full week of classes. Highs in the low 80s/high 70s.

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