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U.S. Syria Debate Continues (LATEST UPDATES)

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 10: U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 10: U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House on September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. (Photo by Evan Vucci-Pool/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama addressed the public Tuesday evening, vowing to explore a diplomatic option with regards to Syria's chemical weapons stockpile, while making the case for a military strike should that option fall through.

"If we fail to act, the Assad regime will see no reason to stop using chemical weapons," Obama said.

Below, a liveblog of the latest developments in Syria:

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