AUDIE CORNISH, host: Well, if any lawmakers were hoping to hash some of this out over a drink, we've got bad news. One of Capitol Hill's favorite watering holes is closing. For 44 years, the Hawk 'n' Dove was the preferred dive bar of politicos of every stripe.
STUART LONG: We were the scene of Patrick Kennedy's last escapade. We're always a hangout for Justice Douglas, Tony Coelho and the late Mickey Leland.
The facts of Sept. 11 are irrefutable: The planes crashed. The World Trade Center towers collapsed. Thousands died. But facts alone never tell the whole story. In the search for meaning we often turn to those who write fiction because writers keep looking for the truth, even when they know they don't have all the answers. Lynn Neary
Tropical Storm Lee slogged on shore along the Gulf Coast Saturday, drenching Labor Day weekend plans and shutting down offshore oil rigs. Forecasters are warning that up to 20 inches of rain could fall in some places.