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All Things Considered for August 21, 2011

A house, like this one in Miami, represents a part of the American dream. But should the government help people attain it? Alan Diaz/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Should The Government Subsidize Your House?

Should The Government Subsidize Your House?

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James Cromitie, center, is led by police officers from a federal building in New York, Thursday, May 21, 2009, after being arrested on charges related to a bombing plot in the Bronx. The arrest of Cromitie and three other Muslim ex-convicts in the alleged homegrown terror plot is renewing fears about the spread of Islamic extremism in the nation's prisons. (AP Photo/Robert Mecea) Robert Mecea/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Terror Probes: FBI's Informant Numbers Soaring

Terror Probes Have FBI's Informant Numbers Soaring

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The welcome sign that stood in front of Heartsong Church. Michelle Worth/Heartsong Church hide caption

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A Ramadan Story Of Two Faiths Bound In Friendship

A Ramadan Story Of Two Faiths Bound In Friendship

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Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world's biggest companies—and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. iStockPhoto.com hide caption

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Master Hacker Kevin Mitnick Shares His 'Addiction'

Master Hacker Kevin Mitnick Shares His 'Addiction'

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Grey Reverend's debut full-length is called Of The Days. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Grey Reverend: Bedroom Ballads, Spare By Necessity

Grey Reverend: Bedroom Ballads, Spare By Necessity

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All Things Considered for August 20, 2011

President Obama listens to questions at a town-hall-style meeting in Decorah, Iowa, on Monday. The president took a three-day bus tour through the Midwest to talk about the economy. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Do More Jobs Mean More Government Spending?

Do More Jobs Mean More Government Spending?

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President John F. Kennedy is one of many figures Nassir Ghaemi cites in his argument for a link between leadership and madness. National Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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'Madness' And Leadership, Hand In Hand

'Madness' And Leadership, Hand In Hand

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A couple dances at the Polish Club in San Francisco, which hosts a night of blues dancing every Monday. Alexis Estrada hide caption

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The Healing Power Of Blues Dancing

The Healing Power Of Blues Dancing

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Amy LaVere's new album is called Stranger Me. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Amy LaVere: Shaking Heartbreak

Amy LaVere: Shaking Heartbreak

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