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Sept. 11 Defendants Focus On Torture During Hearing

The alleged mastermind of the Sept.11 attacks and four other defendants appeared in a military courtroom at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, over the weekend. The hearing was supposed to be a straightforward arraignment, but nothing went according to plan.

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Romney's 1994 Senate Loss Left Lasting Marks

Here's one thing Mitt Romney has in common with President Obama: They both lost their first political campaign. Romney went down in defeat when he took on Sen. Ted Kennedy in 1994. In that race, he learned lessons that he has put in action on the trail — and said things that still echo today.
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Never-Married Parents Get Help From Special Court

About 40 percent of American children are born to unmarried parents, and many of those parental relationships dissolve before the child reaches kindergarten. A county in Minnesota has created a Co-Parenting Court to help these typically very young and low-income parents stay involved.
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Before The IPO: A Private Market For Tech Shares

Facebook will soon go public, allowing anyone to buy shares of the social networking giant. But sophisticated investors have already been buying pieces of Facebook and other hot tech stocks, on private exchanges and secondary markets.
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Tornado Recovery Offers Joplin Students New Lessons

It's been nearly a year since a tornado tore through Joplin, Mo., destroying several school buildings. As the city rebuilds, some students have been attending a makeshift facility at the mall. Students, teachers and administrators reflect on a tumultuous year that has brought healing and hope.
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Libertarians Find Their Audience In 2012 Race

Somewhere on the path to the White House this year, a powerful set of ideas began to creep into the mainstream debate over which direction the country will take. These are ideas that not too long ago were written off as marginal, or even worse, a little kooky. Now Libertarian ideals are becoming more mainstream and are influencing the Republican Party.
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College Hazing On The Rise, But So Is Scrutiny

Hazing is in the news again this week, and researchers say there might be more of it than there used to be. But New Hampshire Public Radio's Dan Gorenstein reports it is also getting more attention, and that could be a very good thing.

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