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National Guard soldiers stand watch near Nogales, Ariz., over the border with Mexico. President Obama deployed 1,200 troops to the border states in July, nearly half in Arizona. The state is the busiest in the nation for illegal border crossings. Ted Robbins/NPR hide caption

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In Arizona, New National Guard Troops Watch Border

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Essayist Benjamin Busch was an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps. Courtesy of Benjamin Busch hide caption

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Opinion

Why A Video Game Does Not A Soldier Make

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Why A Video Game Does Not A Soldier Make

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The Kenyan collective Kenge Kenge perform a traditional East African music called benga. Abby Verbosky hide caption

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Abby Verbosky

Studio Sessions

Kenya's Kenge Kenge Sustain An Exhilarating Tradition

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Kenya's Kenge Kenge Sustain An Exhilarating Tradition

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Robert Overturf, a supply officer in the U.S. Navy, helped take care of wounded sailors after the U.S.S. Cole was attacked. Matt Ozug/America Abroad Media hide caption

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Remembering The USS Cole, A Decade After The Naval Destroyer Was Attacked

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The Finkler Question is one of six novels shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. hide caption

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You Must Read This

'Finkler' Questions The Meaning Of Jewishness

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'Finkler' Questions The Meaning Of Jewishness

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Relatives of Edelmiro Cavazos, mayor of Santiago, stand next to his coffin at his funeral in Santiago, Mexico, on Aug. 19. Cavazos was abducted, tortured and then murdered, allegedly by some of his own police officers. He is one of 11 Mexican mayors killed this year. Dario Leon/AFP hide caption

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The Americas

Mayors Are New Targets In Mexico's Drug War

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Mayors Are New Targets In Mexico's Drug War

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A dwarf minke whale swims near the Great Barrier Reef. Scientists say whale dung can help feed hungry fish near the surface of the ocean. Kike Calvo/AP hide caption

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Whales Help Fertilize Ocean With Floating Dung

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Soprano Joan Sutherland was known as "La Stupenda" for the incredible size and flexibility of her voice. Getty Images hide caption

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Music News

Famed Soprano Joan Sutherland Dies At 83

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Famed Soprano Joan Sutherland Dies At 83

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