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A crater filled with water marks the site of a pipeline explosion that caused a fire in a San Bruno, Calif., neighborhood, on Sept. 9. Max Whittaker/Getty Images hide caption

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National

Hearings Set To Root Out Cause Of Pipeline Explosion

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Hearings Set To Root Out Cause Of Pipeline Explosion

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In Colorado, yellow warning poles designate the underground path of a gas pipeline. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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National

Policing America's Vast Gas Pipeline System

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Policing America's Vast Gas Pipeline System

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Members of the U.S. Army's 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Stewart, Ga., walk toward a C-17 aircraft at Sather Air Base in Baghdad on Nov. 30, beginning their journey home after a year in Iraq. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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World

Will U.S. Follow Withdrawal Deadline In Iraq?

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Will U.S. Follow Withdrawal Deadline In Iraq?

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Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat resigned in the wake of the leak of thousands of documents to Al Jazeera. But some say his resignation was also prompted in part by the broader turmoil in the Arab world. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Middle East

Palestinians Dissolve Peace Negotiating Team

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Palestinians Dissolve Peace Negotiating Team

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Staff members of Al-Jazeera prepare for a broadcast in Doha, Qatar. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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Middle East

Covering Protests, Al-Jazeera Boosts Fans, Enemies

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Covering Protests, Al-Jazeera Boosts Fans, Enemies

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Over the weekend, tens of thousands of demonstrators in Madison, Wis., marched around the Capitol building, protesting the proposed budget repair bill. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

Wis. Governor To Outline Budget Amid Ongoing Crisis

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Wis. Governor To Outline Budget Amid Ongoing Crisis

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