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Jarrid Gonyea and his wife, Michelle, check out damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene on Hurricane Road in Keene, N.Y., on Monday. The costs of the storm that stretched across the Eastern Seaboard are estimated to be in the billions. Hans Pennink/AP hide caption

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Hurricane Irene Hits East Coast

Costs Of Irene Add Up As FEMA Runs Out Of Cash

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Costs Of Irene Add Up As FEMA Runs Out Of Cash

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On Saturday, President Obama and FEMA administrator Craig Fugate attended a video teleconference led by FEMA as Irene made its way up the Eastern Seaboard. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Hurricane Irene Hits East Coast

In Irene, Politicians Navigate Tides Of Public Opinion

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In Irene, Politicians Navigate Tides Of Public Opinion

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has sought to improve the care its hospitals offer to female veterans. In this file photo, a woman sits in a waiting room at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W. Va. Ron Agnir/AP hide caption

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The Impact of War

Female Vets Navigate Post-War Stress, Duties

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Female Vets Navigate Post-War Stress, Duties

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Former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh, shown here in 2010, is one former Justice Department official supporting the case of an Albanian witness asking for government protection. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Law

Immigrant Witness: U.S. Reneged On Protection

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Immigrant Witness: U.S. Reneged On Protection

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Remembering Russia's Dark Past: Tom Rob Smith's crime novels follow Soviet security agent Leo Demidov through 1950s Moscow, when Josef Stalin ruled the Kremlin and simply associating with the wrong people could land you in jail. And all that Malarkey via Flickr hide caption

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Crime In The City

Moscow, In A Time Of Fear

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Moscow, In A Time Of Fear

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