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10:01pm

Thu September 8, 2011
Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001

'The Banality Of Evil': Following The Steps To Sept. 11

Ten years ago Friday morning, the men who would become the Sept. 11 hijackers were ready. They woke up on Sept. 9, 2001, in small motels along the East Coast. Their leader, Mohammed Atta, was one of the last ones on the move. He was checking in with the teams on his way to Boston.

The White House counterterrorism chief, Richard Clarke, was also at work that day. He was watching something happening in al-Qaida email chatter — he just didn't know what.

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10:01pm

Thu September 8, 2011
Fine Art

At Maison Lesage, Beauty Embroidered By Hand

In 1992, Lesage started an embroidery school to pass on to a new generation the techniques of an art form threatened by mass-produced fashion.
Olivier Saillant Maison Lesage

A friend's son recently got a tattoo — and she was appalled. Forty years ago, she'd given birth to a perfect, pink-skinned cherub. Now, bright blue wings, dark red hearts and some birds were inscribed on his bicep. Comfort, however, came in the words of France's top embroiderer: "It's human nature to want to look different," said Francois Lesage. "Self-adornment goes back to the Lascaux Caves! Think of scarification. That's the ancestor of embroidery."

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8:31pm

Thu September 8, 2011
It's All Politics

Obama Argues For Jobs Plan, Pressures Congress' GOP To Act

Originally published on Thu September 8, 2011 8:00 pm

President Obama outlines his jobs plan to a joint session of Congress, September 8, 2011.
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With the nation facing the specter of a renewed recession and Washington virtually paralyzed by partisan gridlock, President Obama sought to turn the screws on Republican lawmakers in his much anticipated speech Thursday to a joint session of Congress.

Obama essentially dared the Republican-led House to block his proposals to provide fiscal stimulus ( though he never used that word) to the economy through a series of tax cuts and spending measures estimated to cost of $450 billion and aimed at reducing the nation's 9.1 percent unemployment rate.

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6:01pm

Thu September 8, 2011
NPR Story

Schakowsky Discusses Obama's Speech

Originally published on Thu September 8, 2011 6:01 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, host: Joining us now is a Democrat, Jan Schakowsky, Democrat of Illinois, a member of the House Progressive Caucus, someone who's proposed her own jobs bill. Well, how did the president do?

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6:01pm

Thu September 8, 2011
NPR Story

Price Discusses Obama's Speech

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ROBERT SIEGEL, host: Big question, of course, is how do Republicans in the House, where they are the majority, how did they react to the president's speech this evening. We're going to find out from one member of the House leadership right now. Congressman Tom Price of Georgia is chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, and a member of the Budget Committee and the Ways and Means Committee. Welcome to the program once again.

Representative TOM PRICE: Thank you so much, Robert. Good to be with you.

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