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Ex-Cia Operative: Isilamist Groups Virtually Impossible To Penetrate

This week marks the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with former CIA operative Robert Baer about how U.S. intelligence gathering has evolved in the aftermath.
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For Lack Of Mississippi Silt, The Gulf Is Losing Coastal Land

Thousands of miles of Louisiana's coastline have been disappearing over the last century. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to fishing guide Ryan Lambert about what's happening to his community.
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Congress Returns To A Plateful Of Foreign Problems

Congress returns next week in the midst of a crisis in Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Mara Liasson about Congress's role in shaping foreign policy strategy.
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Father-Daughter Travelers Return From Alaskan Wilds

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, James Campbell and his daughter spent a month traveling through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to them along the way.
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Mapping What You Cannot See, Cannot Know, Cannot Visit

We live on a planet, next to a star that's part of galaxy that's part of ... ah, here comes the new discovery. We are at the very tip of a giant galactic "supercluster." Take a look.
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Dry California Braces As Wildfires Continue

A blaze in Mariposa County is one of many large fires burning in drought-stricken California. Officials say this weekend's conditions will make the danger even greater.
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Obama Will Put Off Executive Actions On Immigration

In June, President Obama said he would act on his own to reshape U.S. immigration policies at the summer's end. Since then, he's come under pressure from fellow Democrats.
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If It's Not About Sex, It Must Be About Money — Unless It's About Power

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction is a reminder that politicians are more likely to be nailed for petty chiseling than for fleecing the public treasury for billions in pork barrel projects.
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In Cities Across Texas, Activists Battle Billboard Companies

Nearly 50 years ago, a fight between billboards and natural beauty played out on the national stage. Now the struggle has moved to the states — like Texas, where activists face off with corporations.
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Crews Search For Wreckage Of N.Y. Couple's Plane Near Jamaica

The plane's occupants are believed to have been real estate developer Larry Glazer, who may have been at the controls, and his wife, Jane, who owned a catalog business.

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