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'Sparks Flew' At GOP Debate; Perry Took Most Of The Fire

The other Republican presidential contenders spent much of the evening going after Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Some Tea Party supporters who were in the audience didn't like what they heard about him.
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Whatever Happened To Sportsmanship?

Serena Williams' recent outburst against an umpire at the U.S. Open represented poor sportsmanship, some say, and could have excluded her from a Grand Slam tournament. Professors and referees point to high salaries and contract pressures as the likely cause of the increase of angry athletes.
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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: The Women Of The World

The Newsweek editor looks at how women helped end the civil war in Liberia, how they're changing the state of marriage throughout Asia and the rise of Christine Lagarde to the top of that notoriously male-dominated institution, the International Monetary Fund.
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Rumsfeld Calls Paul Krugman's Sept. 11 Column 'Repugnant'

Krugman wrote that "the memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned" by President George W. Bush and others. Rumsfeld, Bush's Defense secretary, is angry.
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No Must-Sees In Fall Crop Of Network TV

High-profile changes in returning shows --Two and a Half Men and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation — offer the most excitement in broadcast TV this fall. Critic David Bianculli says the new shows mostly disappoint, though you may be intrigued by Sarah Michelle Gellar in CW's Ringer.
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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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