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Rick King, who was assistant fire chief of Shanksville, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2001, stands near a cross made from steel from the World Trade Center, outside the fire station in Shanksville on July 14. He was one of nine people to tell NPR what Sept. 10 was like, the day before the horrible events of Sept. 11. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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The Day Before America Was Interrupted: Nine People Recall Sept. 10, 2001

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Tommy (Tom Hardy, left) and Brendan (Joel Edgerton) are battling brothers in Warrior — a domestic drama that feels surprisingly epic. Chuck Zlotnick/Lionsgate hide caption

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Battles For Survival, Small-Scale And Huge

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (left) speaks to reporters just before work began on a bridge project near Tuscumbia, Mo., in 2009. The state awarded the contract moments after President Obama signed the 2009 stimulus package. Kelley McCall/AP hide caption

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Earlier Stimulus Offers Lessons For A Second Round

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Shown here in 1997, the "Lion of the Panjshir," Ahmad Shah Massoud (left), fought against the Soviets in the 1980s, was a central figure in the Afghan civil war of the '90s and led the resistance against the Taliban until his death on Sept. 9, 2001, the victim of al-Qaida suicide bombers. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Afghanistan, Assessing A Rebel Leader's Legacy

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Queens Assemblyman David Weprin was handpicked by Democratic leaders as their choice to replace Weiner. Ken Goldfield/AP hide caption

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Weiner's District Causing Headaches For Democrats

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Calvin Trillin, photographed at home in New York City in 1978. Rene Perez/AP hide caption

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An Anthology, And A Life, Full Of 'Funny Stuff'

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