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President Obama speaks about his new jobs proposal at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Va., on Friday. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

Obama Launches Aggressive Push For Jobs Plan

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Obama Launches Aggressive Push For Jobs Plan

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Transportation Security Administration screeners check passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta last month. The TSA was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Erik S. Lesser/AP hide caption

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Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001

Ten Years Of The TSA, Are We Safer Or Sorry?

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Ten Years Of The TSA, Are We Safer Or Sorry?

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A Swainson's thrush flies a mock-migration in the wind tunnel at the University of Western Ontario. Science/AAAS hide caption

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Science

Thirsty Birds 'Burn The Engine' In Flight

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Thirsty Birds 'Burn The Engine' In Flight

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A shot from the dress rehearsal of Heart of a Soldier, which opens Saturday in San Francisco. Corey Weaver hide caption

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Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001

'Heart Of A Soldier': An Opera At The Heart Of Sept. 11

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'Heart Of A Soldier': An Opera At The Heart Of Sept. 11

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"There are so many questions and so little answers while you're [in Afghanistan]," says Dominic "Dom" Fredianelli. Heather Courtney/Quincy Hill Films hide caption

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Following 'Soldiers,' To The Battlefield And Back

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Pfc. Natan Martinez fires a machine gun from a position near the Pakistan border in Afghanistan. There is concern in Pakistan about the U.S. preserving a security presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014, the deadline to pull out most if not all U.S. combat troops. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001

Pakistan Could Be Vital To Afghan Peace Process

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Pakistan Could Be Vital To Afghan Peace Process

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Men pray at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. The congregation wants to build a bigger mosque to worship in, but has faced stiff opposition from citizens who fear the local Muslims have a political agenda. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001

Tennessee Town Grapples With Sept. 11 Legacy

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Tennessee Town Grapples With Sept. 11 Legacy

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Sports

Sports: U.S. Open, NFL

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Sports: U.S. Open, NFL

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Lady Antebellum's new album is titled Own the Night. Left to right: Charles Kelley, Hilary Scott, Dave Haywood. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Lady Antebellum: The Kings (And Queen) Of Country Pop

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Lady Antebellum: The Kings (And Queen) Of Country Pop

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