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The Return Of Toxie

Last year, Planet Money bought a toxic asset — a bundle of bad mortgages that quickly went bad. We declared our toxic asset dead last fall. But a recent lawsuit could bring it back to life.
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Consider This, Fred Fiske: Towels

In this week's Consider This commentary, Fred Fiske talks about having a sense of humor, and shares a personal experience involving a towel.
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Thoughts On Sept. 11 From 'September 1, 1939'

On Sept. 11, 2001, a nation wailed, police officers cried, heroes prevailed and a poem from the dawn of World War II rang true: "Defenseless under the night Our world in stupor lies; Yet, dotted everywhere, Ironic points of light."
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Week In Politics: Obama's Jobs Speech

Melissa Block 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 President Obama's jobs speech, and how the jobs issue is playing on and off the campaign trail.
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In The Thick Of It: Sept. 11 From The Middle East

On Sept. 11, the American diaspora all over the world watched the horrific day unfold. NPR foreign correspondent Michael Sullivan experienced it from a hotel room in Islamabad — a city at the center of a conflict that was both perilously near and achingly far.
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Richard Engel: Covering War For A Decade

NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel details what it's like to report from some of the more dangerous war zones on the planet. He also discusses his recent dispatches from Egypt and Libya, where he was subject to tear gas attacks and artillery fire.
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Slain Priest: 'Bury His Heart, But Not His Love'

The death of Father Mychal Judge, a chaplain to the Fire Department of New York, took on iconic status after a photographer captured an image of rescuers carrying the priest from the World Trade Center. Two men share their thoughts about that day: a cop who helped carry Judge and the priest's best friend.
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A Creepy Collection Of Supernatural Delights

Scary landscapes and spirit creatures appear in many ghost stories. But author Alan Heathcock knows that for the best of them, only the writings of Algernon Blackwood will do. These spooky tales will have you shivering with fright and delight.
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A Libyan Son Mourns His Father's 'Disappearance'

In his novel Anatomy of a Disappearance, Hisham Matar tells the tale of a father kidnapped — much like his own. Matar's father, a vocal opponent of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, disappeared 20 years ago. No one knows if he is dead or alive. "Living in hope is a really terrible thing," Matar says.

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