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2011: The Year In Stories

From natural disasters both at home and abroad to political uprisings in the Middle East, weekends on All Things Considered looks back at the year's biggest stories, as heard on NPR.
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Heroes Of The Taj Hotel: Why They Risked Their Lives

When a Mumbai hotel was besieged by terrorists in 2008, something extraordinary happened: Workers didn't flee. They stayed behind to help save guests at the risk of their own lives. What could possibly explain it? A new study attempts to answer that question.
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Week In Politics: Tax Break Extension

Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times. They discuss the two-month extension for a tax break and unemployment benefits signed into law.
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Payroll Tax Holiday Extension Is In Jeopardy

Millions of Americans, who have benefited from a holiday in paying Social Security payroll taxes, cannot count on that being extended beyond the first of the year. House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday that the bipartisan deal worked out by the Senate to keep the tax cut going for another couple of months would not pass muster with House Republicans.
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Week In News: Deal Keeps U.S. Afloat, For Now

Today, the Senate approved a $1 trillion bill to fund the government and a two-month payroll tax cut extension. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about the last minute deal and other top stories from the past week.
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Despite Polls, Obama Says He Should Be Re-Elected

President Obama appeared on the CBS show 60 Minutes Sunday night to answer questions about his prospects for re-election. Meanwhile, Republican presidential contenders took part in another debate over the weekend, where the presumed frontrunner, New Gingrich, defended himself against verbal attacks from the other candidates.

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