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2:00am

Wed September 7, 2011
Media

British Parliament Resumes Phone-Hacking Hearings

A parliamentary committee in London yesterday summoned four former top officials for Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper empire to face questions about the tabloid phone-hacking scandal there. Those former executives contradicted previous testimony from their old boss: James Murdoch.

2:00am

Wed September 7, 2011
Economy

Money Shortage Could Hinder Mail Delivery

U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe was on Capitol Hill Tuesday. He told a Senate panel if Congress doesn't act fast, the Postal Service won't be able to pay its bills.

10:01pm

Tue September 6, 2011
Around the Nation

Faith Community Helps Steady Cathedral After Quake

The National Cathedral has hosted some of the most memorable prayer services and state funerals from the past 100 years. President Obama will speak there on Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11; he also held his inaugural prayer service at the historic church, like many presidents have done.

But the structure was hit hard by last month's 5.8 magnitude earthquake that rattled the East Coast. Now, it could take years for the landmark to recover.

Crumbling Masonry

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10:01pm

Tue September 6, 2011
Interviews

Baghdad College And America's Shifting Role In Iraq

Originally published on Wed September 7, 2011 1:57 pm

Students play a basketball game on the campus of Iraq's Baghdad College, in this undated photograph.
Ed Ou The New York Times

A school founded by Americans in Iraq before the Saddam Hussein era is an emblem of a time when the United States was known in the Middle East not for military action, but for culture and education. That's the view of Puliter Prize-winning New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid, who recently wrote an essay about the school, titled "The American Age, Iraq."

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Tue September 6, 2011
Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001

Afghan Negotiator: Taliban Leaders Still A Mystery

Umar Daudzai is Afghanistan's chief negotiator with the Taliban.
Nishant Dahiya NPR

As war grinds on in Afghanistan, there is increasing talk about finding a negotiated solution. It's a complicated proposition that would presumably involve the Afghan government, the United States, Pakistan, the Taliban and potentially others as well.

One man who would be a key figure in any negotiation is Umar Daudzai.

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has made Daudzai his chief negotiator with the Taliban.

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