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A sow polar bear rests with her cubs on pack ice in the Beaufort Sea in northern Alaska, in an undated photo. Steve Amstrup/U.S Fish and Wild Life Service/AP hide caption

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Elections

In GOP Presidential Field, Science Finds Skeptics

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In GOP Presidential Field, Science Finds Skeptics

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Umar Daudzai is Afghanistan's ambassador and special envoy to Pakistan. Nishant Dahiya/NPR hide caption

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Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001

Afghan Envoy: Taliban Leaders Still A Mystery

7 min

Afghan Envoy: Taliban Leaders Still A Mystery

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A large-scale promotional campaign launched by Hulu during the 2009 Super Bowl featured Alec Baldwin as a spokesperson. Courtesy of Hulu hide caption

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Television

Who Will Buy Hulu?

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Who Will Buy Hulu?

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A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found two-thirds of respondents were in favor of the new requirement for insurance plans to offer prescription birth control without a copay or deductible. Hamiza Bakirci/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Conservatives Step Up Attacks On Public Funding For Birth Control

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Conservatives Step Up Attacks On Public Funding For Birth Control

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An experienced airline passenger holds his shoes and has an unloosened belt while waiting to go through the TSA security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport last month. Erik S. Lesser/AP hide caption

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For Now, Shoes Still Come Off At Airport Security

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An angel, carved from Indiana limestone, lies shattered amid other damage on the roof of the Washington National Cathedral after an earthquake struck on August 23. The cost of repairs could run "well into the millions," a church official said. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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National

Faith Community Helps Steady Cathedral After Quake

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Faith Community Helps Steady Cathedral After Quake

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Students play a basketball game on the campus of Iraq's Baghdad College, in this undated photograph. Ed Ou/The New York Times hide caption

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Baghdad College And America's Shifting Role In Iraq

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President Obama is presented with a Green Bay Packers football jersey by quarterback Aaron Rodgers (left) during a White House ceremony on Aug. 12 honoring the Super Bowl XLV champions. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

It's A Coin Toss: Presidential Speech Or Football?

3 min

It's A Coin Toss: Presidential Speech Or Football?

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Denis Leary's troubled Tommy Gavin is a firefighter haunted by Sept. 11 memories (and more) on the FX drama Rescue Me. FX hide caption

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FX

Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001

For Hollywood's Dream Factory, A Sober 'New Normal'

4 min

For Hollywood's Dream Factory, A Sober 'New Normal'

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