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Midday Open Phones

Sep 23, 2014

Open phone lines for listener comment about the top news story of the day -- the launching of air and missile strikes on Islamic State strongholds in Syria by the United States and some Gulf Arab allies. After six weeks of similar strikes against Sunni extremists in Iraq, the attacks on Syria positions represent a new, far more complicated front in the battle against the militants. Also, we'll talk about the regional news, including the Ravens Defense of its handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case.  

The U.S. recently launched air strikes in Syria to address the threat posed by the Islamic terrorist group ISIS, which is responsible for the beheading of two American journalists.