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NPR's Mary Ann Akers reports that the Federal Aviation Administration is defending itself against a government report that it's not prepared to recover from massive retirements by its air traffic controllers. The General Accounting Office report says controllers are on the verge of retiring in droves, and that it takes years to train replacements. Congress and controllers are worried.