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Understanding The Crisis In Syria

As the United State and allies prepare for military strikes against Syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons against its own people, many Americans are asking what is exactly going on in Syria and why should the U.S. be involved?

CBS Miami–09/05/2013

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 30: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rubio Votes Against Authorizing Military Force In Syria

Florida Senator Marco Rubio joined the minority in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and voted against a use of force resolution in Syria Wednesday afternoon.

CBS Miami–09/04/2013

President Barack Obama (L) welcomes President Toomas Hendrik Ilves of Estonia, President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania (R), and President Andris Berzins of Latvia in the Cabinet Room of the White House August 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. A joint meeting was to be held that will highlight the transformations the Baltic States have undergone since restoring their independence two decades ago. President Obama spoke with the media about the ongoing situation in Syria.  (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Florida Politician Asks If White House Planned Syrian Chemical Attack

Multiple politicians have been ensnared in scandal by questionable social media posts. Tuesday night, Polk City Republican Representative Neil Combee became the latest to run into problems on social media.

CBS Miami–09/04/2013

US Republican Senator from Florida Marco Rubio (R) speaks during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill on September 3, 2013 in Washington. US Secretary of State John Kerry, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel appeared before the committee to present the Obama Administration's views on Congressional authorization for the use of military force in Syria.  (Photo by:  AFP PHOTO/Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Rubio Grills Administration Over Military Action In Syria

Senator Marco Rubio expressed skepticism about President Barack Obama’s request for authorization to use military force in Syria during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Tuesday afternoon.

CBS Miami–09/03/2013

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 30: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

S. Florida Delegation Preps For Syria Congressional Debate

As Congress prepares to debate whether or not to allow military action against the Syrian regime of Basha al-Assad, representatives from South Florida have already started to stake out their positions on the issue.

CBS Miami–09/02/2013

People take to an overpass on the Palmetto expressway to express opinion on military action against Syria. (Source: CBS4)

South Florida Reacts To Potential Military Action Against Syria

South Floridians are closely watching the situation in Syria, and opinions are divided over whether or not the U.S. should take military action.

08/31/2013

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Gas Prices Jump Ahead Of Labor Day Travel Rush

Between the normal rush of Labor Day travel and the addition of the escalation of the crisis in Syria, gas prices continue to skyrocket.

CBS Miami–08/30/2013

Syrian men evacuate a victim following an air strike by regime forces in the northern city of Aleppo on August 26, 2013. Syria's opposition accused pro-regime forces of opening fire at UN weapons inspectors on their way to a suspected chemical weapons site outside Damascus in a bid to hinder their investigation. (Photo by: ABO AL-NUR SADK/AFP/Getty Images)

Senator Bill Nelson Calls For Military Action Against Syria

Florida Senator Bill Nelson believes Syria has used chemical weapons against its own people and that the United States and other nations should take military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

CBS Miami–08/27/2013

Women make the 'Rabia sign' during a rally on August 25, 2013 in Istanbul to support ousted Egyptian president Morsi and protest against killings in Syria and Egypt. The 'Rabia sign' has become a symbol to remember the massacre in Egypt at the Rabaa al-Adawiya Square where the anti-coup protests took place. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC (Photo by: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrians In South Florida Rally For Peace

Dozens of people gathered in downtown Miami at a rally for peace in Syria and Egypt.

CBS4–08/25/2013

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

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