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New Yorkers Rush By As Embattled Anti-Jihad Ads Hit The Subway

New York's transit authority posted controversial ads condemning Islamic Jihad in the city's subway system Monday, after losing a legal battle to withhold the posters. The campaign's sponsor says the ads target radicalism, not "peaceful Muslims."
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U.S. Pensions In Crisis, But Not In Rhode Island

States and cities across the country face a trillion-dollar pension crisis that threatens to reduce local services, raise taxes and trim pension benefits for public employees. But sweeping reforms in Rhode Island have alleviated the state's unfunded pension liability.
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Controversial 'Anti-Jihad' Ads Posted In New York City

A controversial advertisement that equates Muslim jihad with savagery was posted in the New York City subway system on Monday. Pamela Geller, a conservative blogger and so-called "birther," won a court victory last week allowing her to place the ad in 10 stations.
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NFL Replacement Refs Under Fire For Bad Calls

The National Football League is the most popular sport in America. But this year, a close second is complaining about NFL replacement referees. Everyone wants them gone, but how bad are they and when are the real refs coming back? Robert Siegel talks to Mike Pesca.
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Simulated War Between U.S.-Iran Has Grisly End

Robert Siegel talks to Kenneth Pollack, senior fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, about the U.S.-Iran war game exercise he organized. It simulated escalating conflict between the two countries. Participants found that miscalculations on both sides led to threats of war.

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