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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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  • Clinton: Libya Attack Was By 'Small, Savage Group'
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke Wednesday morning about the deaths of four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador, after an attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. We hear some of her remarks.
  • Attack On U.S. Consulate In Libya Grew Out Of Protest
    Audie Cornish speaks with Hadeel Al-Shalchi, Reuters' Libya Correspondent, about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday that killed four U.S. diplomats.
  • U.S. Sends Marines To Libya After Consulate Attack
    The attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya killed four American diplomats, including the ambassador. Reaction in Washington, D.C., to the attack has focused attention on security for American envoys abroad.
  • Anti-Islam Film May Be Connected To Libya Attack
    An anti-Muslim film is being blamed for eruptions of violence in the Middle East, including an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four people. The film's producer has disappeared. His identity as well as the film's financing and promotion are shrouded in secrecy.
  • Germany Clears Next Big Step For Eurozone Recovery
    Germany's Constitutional Court has approved the country's participation in the 500 billion euro fund to help ailing eurozone nations. Germany is by far the largest contributor to the European Stability Mechanism, as it's called. The court made clear that it will closely monitor Germany's involvement in future eurozone bail out initiatives.
  • Sharp Differences Dull U.S. Influence On Euro Crisis
    The ongoing European debt crisis is expected to pose major challenges to the next U.S. administration.
  • New Politics Emerge In Aurora, Colo., After Shooting
    The deadly movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., is starting to play out in two tight congressional races in that battleground state. The shootings left twelve dead and injured 58 more. In the weeks since, the two Democratic candidates running in districts in and around Aurora have called for stricter gun laws. But conservatives have accused them of trying to politicize the tragedy.
  • Facebook Could Be Powerful Tool In Targeting Voters
    A Facebook message, distributed during the 2010 United States congressional elections, influenced the voting behavior of millions of recipients and their friends. New research in the journal Nature highlights the potential of online social networks for shaping real-world behavior on a massive scale. Melissa Block talks to Shankar Vedantam.
  • Poverty Rate Unchanged, But Still Historically High
    The government says that the poverty rate for 2011 was 15 percent, essentially unchanged from the year before. That still means that more than 46 million people lived below the poverty line last year. According to one economist, "the bad news isn't as bad as it has been."
  • Same-Sex Marriage Finds New Support In NFL
    Melissa Block speaks with Minnesota Vikings player Chris Kluwe and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo their support of same-sex marriage.

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