Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. OBAMA TAKES TO THE AIRWAVES
The president turns to TV as he makes his case for punishing Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons.
(Read more: Syria's other key ally: North Korea)
2. WHO'S COUNTING ON A MILITARY STRIKE
Maybe more than anyone, America's pro-Israel lobby is worried that Congress might vote "no" on penalizing Syria.
(Read more: Kerry: Syria can still avoid a military strike)
3. OPTING OUT OF STANDARDIZED TESTS
A growing number of parents aren't letting their kids take the exams, citing students' stress and other reasons.