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Rep. Gowdy To Lead New Benghazi Committee In First Public Hearing

House lawmakers will give the Sept. 11 attacks in Libya two years ago a fresh look. Wednesday's hearing will be the first public one since Gowdy, R-S.C., became head of a special Benghazi committee.

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A 'Circle' Of Support Helps Families Stay Out Of Poverty

An innovative program seeks to fight persistent poverty by helping a struggling family navigate past some of the day-to-day obstacles that keep many people poor.

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The Kaypro II: An Early Computer With A Writer's Heart

Commentator Andrei Codrescu remembers the first word processor he had — the Kaypro II in the 1980s. Its inventor, Andrew Kay, died Aug. 28, at the age of 95.

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Edible Packaging? Retailers Not Quite Ready To Ditch The Wrapper

To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack — edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.

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Vikings Allow Adrian Peterson Back Without Suspension

Melissa Block talks with Minneapolis Star Tribune sports columnist Chip Scoggins about how fans in Minnesota are reacting to the Vikings decision to allow running back Adrian Peterson to play.

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American Doctor In Libera Calls U.S. Ebola Response Plan 'Outstanding'

Melissa Block talks to Dr. Timothy Flanigan in Liberia about President Obama's announcement that the U.S. will ramp up aid efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak.

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Ebola Outbreak Presents Special Challenges For U.S. Military

On Tuesday, President Obama announced a larger U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak that will put 3,000 troops on the front line. What can the military can provide and how quickly they can do it?

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U.S. To Send 3,000 Troops To West Africa To Aid In Ebola Epidemic

On Tuesday, President Obama announced that the U.S. will send more military personnel and resources to Africa to fight the deadly virus.

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Calpers Pulls Public Employee Pensions Out Of Hedge Funds

Calpers says the investment proved to be too complex and not worth the expenses.

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Book Review: 'Lovely, Dark, Deep'

Alan Cheuse reviews Joyce Carol Oates' latest collection of short stories, Lovely, Dark, Deep.

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Music Review: 'All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller'

One of the important thinkers in present-day jazz is taking his cue from the 1920's on his latest project. Pianist Jason Moran has released All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller.

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100 Years Ago, 'New Republic' Helped Define Modern Liberalism

Robert Siegel speaks with The New Republic editor Franklin Foer about the new book Insurrections of the Mind, a collection of seminal essays from the magazine's first 100 years.

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Hagel, Dempsey Defend Obama's Strategy For Fighting ISIS

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before a Senate committee on Tuesday.

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LA Heat Wave Triggers Record Demand For Electricity

It's very hot in Los Angeles. Authorities have asked people to set their air conditioners at no cooler than 78 degrees, some people are without power and the elephants at the LA Zoo are turning to popsicles to cool off.

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ISIS May Be At Peak Strength, With 'Easiest Dominoes' Fallen

Robert Siegel speaks with Ramzy Mardini, who argues that overstating the threat from ISIS could lead the U.S. to another tragic foreign policy mistake.

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A Tiny, $25 Million Mistake

A small mistake in a contract can cost a company $25 million. But, most of the time, business doesn't work that way.

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