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What We’re Watching: Saturday, Sept. 14

Good morning!

Here’s a look at some of the stories PBS NewsHour expects to develop throughout the day.

Latest on Syria

  • U.S. and Russia have agreed on guidelines for Syria to secure and destroy its chemical weapons.

  • Meanwhile, a report from Human Rights Watch revealed 248 civilians were killed by Syrian forces in al-Bayda and Baniyas, in what the international NGO called “summary executions.”

Bombing targets Shabak minority in Iraq

  • AP reports a suicide bomber has targeted a funeral near the northern city of Mosul on Saturday, killing members of the Shabak minority community. The Shabaks are ethnic Turkomen and Shiite Muslims.

Colorado flooding continues

Hot spots may delay Jersey Shore fire investigation

  • As we approach the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, residents and business owners across the Jersey Shore are vowing to rebuild once again. But the cause of Thursday’s fire in Seaside Heights and Seaside Park remains unknown.

The AP reports:

Continuing hot spots could hamper investigators trying to figure out the cause of a fire that charred four blocks of bars, pizza shops and T-shirt stands — perhaps 50 businesses in all — on a Jersey shore boardwalk that still was trying to recover from Superstorm Sandy.

The initial problem is spots where flames could keep flaring up among the rubble from the blaze that shot fireballs 50 feet into the sky Thursday night before crews got it contained.

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