Obama Addresses the UN as Palestinians Seek UN Membership

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At the United Nations today, US and European leaders are working to head off a confrontation over Palestinian demands for statehood. We hear about President Obama’s address to the General Assembly and some frantic diplomacy. Also, while supporters around the world insisted that Troy Davis was innocent of murder, the state of Georgia prepared for his execution.

Banner image: President Barack Obama addresses the 66th UN General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York, September 21, 2011. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images