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"There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don't see them."

—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel


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White House Alarm: Man Jumps Fence, Enters Residence 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:16:00 -0400 
    The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.

Pope Appoints Moderate As Archbishop Of Chicago 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:48:00 -0400 
    Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars, signaling a shift in tone in one of the most important posts in the U.S. church.

Judge's Credibility In Question After Domestic Abuse Arrest 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:34:48 -0400 
    A federal judge in Alabama is facing mounting calls for his resignation. U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller was arrested in August for allegedly beating his wife.

Organizers Hope U.N. Climate March Will Be Largest In History 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:34:00 -0400 
    Hundreds of thousands are expected at a march in New York City ahead of the United Nations climate summit. Organizers want to send a message to world leaders that it's time to take concrete action.

Harmony Project Offers More Than Just Music In LA 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:34:00 -0400 
    With public schools across the country cutting music instruction to save money, the Harmony Project in Los Angeles is trying to make up the difference. The nonprofit offers free music lessons to kids.

Beyond Charity: Turning The Soup Kitchen Upside Down 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:03:13 -0400 
    For 25 years, DC Central Kitchen has been a place for the hungry to feed themselves and learn new skills. Now a bustling social enterprise, it's inspired similar programs across the nation.

White House Briefly Evacuated After Man Jumps Fence, Makes It Inside 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:43:00 -0400 
    The 42-year-old got past the front doors Friday night before the Secret Service arrested him. President Obama and his family weren't home at the time.

Anticipating Attacks, GOP Campaigns Focus On Courting Women Voters 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:03:00 -0400 
    National Republican Party officials encouraged 2014 candidates to launch positive ads targeting women. One for a House candidate from Minnesota touts an annual charity walk he does in pink heels.

Amid NFL Scandals, A Novel About America's Love Of The Sport 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:25:00 -0400 
    It's the start of the season, and the NFL is already beset by scandal. Writer Mark Chiusano recommends a novel about football's place in American culture, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: 'I Got It Wrong' 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:13:42 -0400 
    Calls for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign continue as the league grapples with how it handled a series of abuse scandals. Goodell has kept a low profile during the crisis.

Should The U.S. Pay Ransom For ISIS Hostages? 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:08:00 -0400 
    Videotaped murders by Islamic State have sparked outrage around the world. But while some European countries have paid ransom to retrieve victims taken by ISIS, Britain and the U.S. have not.

Iran Nuclear Talks Have A Different Tone This Time Around 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:15:00 -0400 
    In New York on Friday, Iran and six world powers sat down for the latest talks aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

With IPO, Alibaba Hopes To Compete In The West 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:15:00 -0400 
    Shares of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The company raised more than $20 billion with its initial public offering, shattering a U.S. record set by Visa in 2008.

In The Courts, Assaults Treated Differently If A Result Of Domestic Violence 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:15:00 -0400 
    Robert Siegel talks with Andrew R. Klein, a senior research associate with Advocates for Human Potential, about how sentences for assault in cases of domestic violence compare to sentences in non-domestic assault cases.

A Single Insurer Holds Obamacare's Fate In 2 States 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:24:00 -0400 
    Where have the insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act struggled the most? The answer lies in commerce, not politics.
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