All Things Considered

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Jackie Fortier

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3:21pm

Wed June 29, 2011
Books

At 75, 'Gone With The Wind' Marks Yet 'Another Day'

Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone with the Wind marks its 75th anniversary on Thursday. A 1936 promotional poster for the book shows heroine Scarlett O'Hara running through the streets as Atlanta burns.
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As a child growing up just south of Atlanta, Margaret Mitchell used to sit on the front porch, listening to adults tell stories about the Civil War as they passed still summer nights in Clayton County. Those stories went on to help inspire one of the most famous novels of all time — Gone with the Wind, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

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3:00pm

Wed June 29, 2011
Politics

Congress Reacts To Obama's Presser

President Obama tells Congress to get cracking on the deficit reduction talks — and maybe not take so many vacations. After all, Mister Obama said, his kids do their homework ahead of time, so why can't Congress?

3:00pm

Wed June 29, 2011
Around the Nation

Los Alamos Fire Continues To Rage

A large wildfire in New Mexico has driven 20,000 people from their homes and is threatening the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

3:00pm

Wed June 29, 2011
Business

Bank Of America Settles With Investors

Bank of America will pay $8.5 billion to settle claims by investors who lost money on mortgage-backed securities. The securities at issue were put together and sold by Countrywide, and they became Bank of America's problem when the bank acquired the mortgage giant in 2008.

3:00pm

Wed June 29, 2011
National Security

Afghanistan Withdrawal Stirs Larger Debate

There may be debate among military experts and politicians whether President Obama made the right decision about the scale and pace of U.S. troop withdrawals in Afghanistan, but the fact of the matter is the decision has been made and with that comes a whole new set of dynamics: The Afghan withdrawal, along with the dwindling U.S. commitment to Iraq and Libya, affords the opportunity to examine America's global posture in the future — how it engages with the rest of the world, militarily and otherwise.

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