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  • Obama: America Does Not Give In To Fear
    President Obama says for all that's changed in the decade since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, America's character as a nation has endured, stronger than ever. Obama spoke at a memorial concert in Washington, D.C. Sunday night, marking the 10th anniversary of the attacks. It was one of many ceremonies held across the country, honoring a decade of loss and survival.
  • 77 U.S. Troops Wounded In Taliban Truck Bomb
    Late Saturday night, a Taliban truck bomb ripped through a military base in eastern Afghanistan, injuring 77 U.S. troops. It also sent shrapnel up to a mile away, killing an Afghan policeman and four civilians.
  • Behind The War On Terror's Dark Curtain
    In a new book, The Black Banners, former FBI interrogator Ali H. Soufan reveals secrets about both the operations of terrorists as well as the American operations to locate and bring them to justice.
  • How A Clever Virus Kills A Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Scientists have found the gene that drives a virus to kill gypsy moth caterpillars in a particularly gruesome way. The virus forces the caterpillars up to the tops of trees, where they melt and rain down virus onto the leaves below.
  • For The Dying, A Chance To Rewrite Life
    In his work with the dying, a psychiatrist asks patients to write a formal narrative of their life — a document they can pass on to whomever they choose. He's noticed that the stories people tell about themselves as they face death are often very different than the stories they tell at other points.
  • Credit Downgrade Rumors Hurt European Stocks
    French bank stocks have plummeted, and stocks across Europe are down sharply. A major concern is the possibility of a credit rating downgrade for France's top banks. Reports say Moody's Investors Service may cut its rating on major banks in the country because of their exposure to Greek government debt.
  • Miss. Port Expansion Raises Concern, Hope For Jobs
    In Mississippi, the largest project under construction is the Port of Gulfport, which is using some $500 million in statewide recovery funds from Hurricane Katrina. The state calls it a critical resource, but some residents hit hard by Katrina fear they won't see the benefits.
  • Wake Up And Smell The Pancakes
    The day is coming when you'll be able to program a machine to have freshly made pancakes when you stumble out of bed. The Los Angeles Times reports scientists are making progress on 3D food printing machines. The printers work by spitting out liquified materials and building up the product in layers.
  • Sept. 11 Attacks Alter U.S. Political Landscape
    Only a few events in a lifetime serve as true turning points. There was the day Pearl Harbor was attacked, the day JFK was shot and the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. How have the events of Sept. 11 resonated through 10 years of American politics?
  • Sept. 11 Ceremonies Display Political Unity
    Hope for the future, rather than pessimism about it, characterized the remarks of many of the speakers at events commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Sunday's ceremonies, and the display of political unity they expressed, were very different from what's been going on lately on Capitol Hill.

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