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Ali Soufan testifies from behind a black curtain and a room divider, right, to protect his identity, on Capitol Hill in 2009, during a Senate Administrative Oversight and the Courts subcommittee hearing to examine Bush administration's detention and interrogation program. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Behind The War On Terror's Dark Curtain

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A healthy gypsy moth caterpillar on a leaf. Outbreaks of gypsy moths damage roughly 1 million acres of forest in the U.S. each year. Michael Grove/Science/AAAS hide caption

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How A Very Clever Virus Kills A Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Kate Frego pins the turban of her mother, Aida Essenburg. Before Essenburg died in July of this year, she sat down with a dignity therapist to record the history of her life in what became a 50-page document. Courtesy of Kate Frego hide caption

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Your Health

For The Dying, A Chance To Rewrite Life

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For The Dying, A Chance To Rewrite Life

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At the port at Gulfport, Miss., destruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is seen on Aug. 31, 2005. About $500 million in statewide recovery funds are now being used to rebuild the port. AP/NOAA hide caption

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Miss. Port Expansion Raises Concern, Hope For Jobs

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks to reporters after touring the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City last week. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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National Security

Leon Panetta: The Battle-Tested Politician

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Leon Panetta: The Battle-Tested Politician

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Large mortar shells sit unguarded, and boxes that once held anti-aircraft missiles and other heavy weapons are strewn about arms depots around Tripoli. Rebels say they've taken some ammunition, but U.S. officials and others express fears the weapons could fall into the wrong hands. Ben Hubbard/AP hide caption

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Conflict In Libya

U.S. Worries Looted Weapons Could End Up With Terrorists

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U.S. Worries Looted Weapons Could End Up With Terrorists

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks in Brussels on Sept. 5. Rasmussen calls NATO's operation in Libya a success that could serve as a model in the future. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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Conflict In Libya

NATO's Intervention In Libya: A New Model?

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NATO's Intervention In Libya: A New Model?

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Planet Money

The Return Of Toxie

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The Return Of Toxie

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