Today in History, March 9



U.N.: Peacekeeper release agreed, but delayed

This Just In

A U.N. agency has dispatched a team to collect 21 U.N. peacekeepers from Syrian rebels who detained them earlier this week, but the effort has been called off due to darkness, a U.N. spokeswoman says.

The team will try again Saturday, said U.N. Josephine Guerrero, spokeswoman for the U.N.’s peacekeeping agency.

The peacekeepers, identified by the Philippine government as Filipino, were detained in a Syrian village near the Golan Heights on Wednesday. Syrian opposition coalition President Moaz al-Khatib said Thursday that the rebels took the peacekeepers for the peacekeepers’ own safety due to fighting there.

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President Clinton’s marriage act reversal

CNN Newsroom

Brooke Baldwin talks to panel guests about President Bill Clinton’s reversal on the Defense of Marriage Act.

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