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9/11 Pentagon Stone Presented To FBI

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The military is presenting a piece of stone from the damaged west facade of the Pentagon to the FBI's Washington field office during a ceremony to thank officials for their rescue and recovery efforts on 9/11.

The 800-pound piece of limestone comes from a larger stone which was taken from the Pentagon as part of the recovery efforts in 2001. That larger stone was cut into three pieces; one of the pieces has already been presented to the Arlington County Fire Department.

The other will be given to the New York City Fire Department next month.

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'We're Mostly Republicans': New Hampshire Voters Explained By 'Our Town'

After NPR's Bob Mondello used The Music Man to help explain the Iowa caucuses, he wished there was a musical of Our Town so he could do the same for New Hampshire. It turns out there is one.
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Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
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What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in violent crime in the first half of last year, but overall violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years. What led to the long-term decline, and why do some say it’s likely to continue?

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Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

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