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CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 25, 2011
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) The continuing crackdown by the Syrian government on protesters updated; scenes shown of people crossing into Lebanon.

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Live discussion held with ex-undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns about Syria. [From Providence, BURNS - says the US cannot go in militarily, but we can try economic sanctions to pressure President Bashir al-Assad; talks about Assad's image and his true colors when using brutal force and how he is like his father the late president Hafez al-Assad; suggests the regime may be on the ropes.]

Mitchell, Russ

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