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Top Story: The House returns to the Hill after a month-long recess—and they certainly have their work cut out for them.

  • Charlie Rose interviewed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in an interview that will air Monday night on PBS. In the interview, Assad tells Rose that the U.S. should “expect every action” in retaliation if the U.S. strikes Syria. Assad also accuses the rebel forces of using chemical weapons. (CBS News)
  • Secretary John Kerry over the weekend called out Assad for lying about the use of chemical weapons. (AP)
  • Russia’s foreign minister announced Monday it will push Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control. (NBC News’ Peter Alexander)
  • The latest CNN polling shows the majority of Americans believe Assad used chemical weapons; but the majority of Americans also don’t think a strike is an answer. (CNN)
  • While many are focusing on Syria, some still remain stuck on what happened one year ago in Benghazi. (Huffington Post)
  • As Congress debates a military strike, some in the U.S. military are reportedly not pleased. (Time)
  • On the eve of his address about Syria, President Obama will sit down with PBS, CNN, Fox News, ABC, CBS, and NBC for interviews that will air Monday night. (Washington Post)

Welcome back, Congress--now get to work

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