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Al-Qaida is known to keep meticulous records. Experts say that's the influence of Osama bin Laden, shown in 1998, who was obsessed with documenting everything. Rahimullah Yousafzai/AP hide caption

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Osama Bin Laden Killed

Al-Qaida's Paper Trail: A 'Treasure Trove' For U.S.

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Al-Qaida's Paper Trail: A 'Treasure Trove' For U.S.

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Members of the Salvadoran police squad "The Hawks" search suspected gang members in San Salvador. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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The Americas

El Salvador Grapples With Upswing In Drug Traffic

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El Salvador Grapples With Upswing In Drug Traffic

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David Jackson (left) and Dave Petrillo of Coffee Joulies brought in more than $300,000 using Kickstarter.com. Paul Agus/Courtesy of Coffee Joulies hide caption

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Arts-Funding Site Gets 'Kickstart' From Business Bids

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Asma Jehangir, a human rights advocate and lawyer in Lahore, Pakistan, is an outspoken critic of the military. Jim Wildman/NPR hide caption

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Criticizing Pakistan's Military: Dangerous, As Is Life

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Framed in the doors of the Kennedy Center's Vehicle Assembly Building, the crawler begins the long journey toward Launch Pad 37B with space shuttle Discovery in April 2005. This enormous cross between a tank and a cargo ship is the largest self-powered land vehicle in the world. NASA hide caption

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NASA

The End Of The Space Shuttle Era

Who Will Shuttle The Last Shuttle? NASA's Crawler Crew

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Who Will Shuttle The Last Shuttle? NASA's Crawler Crew

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A student works on her robot gladiator. Courtesy of National Tooling and Machining Association hide caption

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Technology

Robot Wars Prepare Kids For Manufacturing Jobs

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Robot Wars Prepare Kids For Manufacturing Jobs

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Identity Crisis: Shabana Azmi stars in playwright Girish Karnad's Kennedy Center production of Broken Images, about a Hindu short-story writer who wonders if she has betrayed her language and identity by writing an English best-seller. Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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Movie Interviews

Actress-Activist Shabana Azmi Leads Indian Film's Avant-Garde

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Actress-Activist Shabana Azmi Leads Indian Film's Avant-Garde

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