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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff, whom the group threatened to kill two weeks ago.
 
September 2, 2014 | NPR · In response to unrest in eastern Ukraine, NATO is considering forming a rapid reaction force — a topic that will be discussed at a summit this week in Wales. But how will Russia react, and is this the right move for the alliance? To learn more, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Sept. 11 attacks

May 10, 2014 — Some family members protested the move by wearing black gags over their mouths. Others thought the procession and final resting place were appropriate.
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Mar 24, 2014 — Thousands of remains will be coming to "the sacred ground of the World Trade Center site" this year, officials say. Family members will have a private seating area. The public will not have access.
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Mar 5, 2014 — Prosecutors say Sulaiman Abu Ghaith agreed to become a spokesman for al-Qaida in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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Sep 11, 2013 — It's been 12 years since the attacks. Just after 8:45 a.m. ET there was a moment of silence marking the time when the first plane struck the World Trade Center. There are also events at the Pentagon and in southwestern Pennsylvania, where the other jets came down.
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Apr 26, 2013 — New York police say the debris appears to be from one of the planes that hit the World Trade Center in the 2001 attacks. Surveyors found the piece of landing gear during an inspection just a few blocks from ground zero.
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Apr 16, 2013 — It may take runners a long time to erase the memory of bombs exploding right at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, one of the most celebrated races in the world. But many runners say continuing to run offers a small, symbolic way of putting such violence behind them.
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Sep 11, 2012 — In images of a universe much larger than the scale of human malice there is a freedom we can always return to for at least a few breaths.
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May 5, 2012 — It wasn't a wild scene in the Guantanamo Bay courtroom where the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and four others were being arraigned on Saturday, but it was certainly in disarray.
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May 3, 2012 — West Point's Combating Terrorism Center says the "most compelling story" from the documents is the frustration shown by the al-Qaida leader with the terrorist network's affiliates.
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Apr 30, 2012 — Workers added a steel column this afternoon, making the skyscrapere 21 feet taller than the observation deck at the Empire State Building. That's a symbolic return to the sky for a site destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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