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Proposed Alaska Road Pits Villagers Against Environmentalists

A proposed road in Alaska is pitting residents against environmentalists. The people who live in a remote village want better access to an airport with year-round flights to Anchorage for medical emergencies. But the road would cut through a wilderness area, which environmentalists say would set a bad precedent.
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Sexism In The Tech Industry Takes Center Stage

Over the weekend, a pair of sexually explicit presentations at a major tech conference laid bare a long-standing gender disparity problem in tech.
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A Mother Receives Her Sons' Remains 12 Years After Attacks

Many families of Sept. 11 victims still get phone calls as their loved ones' remains are identified by DNA testing. That includes Sandra Grazioso, a New Jersey mother who lost two of her sons in the World Trade Center attacks.
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Ceremonies Mark 12th Anniversary Of Sept. 11

Ceremonies across the country marked the 12th anniversary of Sept. 11 on Wednesday.
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Vets Mark Sept. 11 Anniversary With Yosemite Climb

Fifteen Iraq and Afghanistan vets, many of them disabled, climbed Half Dome and El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on Sept. 11. The climb is the culmination of a three-day hike, which for many of the vets has had the therapeutic effect of reproducing a combat patrol — just without the bombs or bullets.
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Conservatives Use Budget Deadline To Revive Obamacare Debate

House Republican leaders hope to put off a last-stand fight to "defund" Obamacare to a debt-ceiling showdown in October, rather than the bill to fund the government this month. So far, conservatives do not seem thrilled with the strategy.
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On Sept. 11, Logan Airport Holds Fire Drill, With Smoke, Flames

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said the timing "could not be worse" and the decision to hold the drill was "just dumb." The airport apologized.
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From Anonymous To Media Star To Unemployed In A Week

Overnight, Syrian analyst Elizabeth O'Bagy became a prominent figure in the Syrian debate. She was fired Wednesday for falsely claiming to have a Ph.D.
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What's In A Name? Potentially, Major Controversy

The naming of the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has sparked a political debate about the legacy of a long-serving former mayor.
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Reporter Had To Decide If Snowden Leaks Were 'The Real Thing'

Before whistle-blower Edward Snowden became a household name, he was an anonymous source. The Washington Post's Barton Gellman recounts how he began corresponding with Snowden and the process of reporting on the government's Internet data mining program.

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