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Asked about the looming budget cuts at the Defense Department, Adm. Mike Mullen, outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in Baghdad on Tuesday that everything was on the table. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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Pentagon Could See Deep Cuts In Debt Deal

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Workers move a section of well casing into place at a natural gas drilling rig near Burlington, Pa. The industry is expected to drill as many as 10,000 new wells in the next few years. Ralph Wilson/AP hide caption

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The Fracking Boom: Missing Answers

As Natural Gas Fracking Expands, Water Worries Mount

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Mayor Knox White has led Greenville, S.C., for 15 years, and is running unopposed for another term. Here, he stands near a natural waterfall that's in the middle of the city's downtown, in a park that cost $13 million. "Within two years," he says, "over $100 million in private investment was created around the park." Julie Rose/WFAE hide caption

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America's Mayors: Governing In Tough Times

How A Park Helped One Town Weather The RecessionWFAE

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Two young women stood in silence Tuesday after placing flowers at a site off Norway's Utoya island, where a gunman killed at least 68 people. Ferdinand Ostrop/AP hide caption

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Norway Questions Its Tolerance Of Extremism

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Saruuro Aden traveled on foot from southern Somalia across the Kenyan border with her four children. She says they walked for 10 days. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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Fleeing Famine, Somalis Push Into Kenya

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President Obama walks away from the Brady Press Briefing Room earlier this week, after a brief statement on ongoing debt ceiling negotiations with congressional leaders. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama's Many Acts Command Debt-Ceiling Stage

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The ethanol industry stands to lose its federal subsidy in the current deficit talks. The grain bins of Missouri's first ethanol plant are seen in this file photo. L.G. Patterson/AP hide caption

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Energy

Ethanol Industry Torn Over Losing Subsidy BillionsKCUR 89.3

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President Obama shakes hands with former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray after announcing his nomination to serve as the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Elizabeth Warren, who helped build the agency, look on. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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New Consumer Agency Faces Opposition

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