NPR Story
3:00 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Most Of Russian Hockey Team Killed In Plane Crash

Originally published on Thu September 8, 2011 5:09 am

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Russia is grieving today, along with ice hockey fans and players around the world. A private jet carrying one of Russia's top teams crashed yesterday outside Moscow, killing 43 people - most of the team's players and coaching staff.

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NPR Story
3:00 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Public Hearing Brings Out Both Sides To Kansas Abortion Debate

Kansas is one of several states trying to increase licensing requirements and regulations for clinics that perform abortions. The state has enacted a new set of rules but a lawsuit has prevented them from taking effect. On Wednesday, Kansas officials held a public hearing to consider changes to the rules.

NPR Story
3:00 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Lockout Behind Them, New NFL Season Starts

David Greene talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the start of the NFL regular season. It kicks off tonight with the New Orleans Saints traveling to Green Bay to take on last year's Super Bowl champs, the Packers.

It's All Politics
12:28 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Perry, Romney Rivalry Still Shapes GOP Race After Reagan Library Debate

Candidates (L to R) Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Rep. Ron Paul, Herman Cain and Jon Huntsman, Jr. take the stage before the start of the Ronald Reagan Centennial GOP Presidential Primary Candidates Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Wednesday in Simi Valley, Calif.
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Coming into Wednesday's Republican presidential debate at the Reagan Library, many of the questions revolved around Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the newest entrant in the field and instant frontrunner.

How well would he perform his first time on the national debate stage? Would he emerge from the debate with his momentum intact or deliver up a gaffe that would stop it cold?

Also, how would he handle the inevitable questions about controversial attacks on entitlement programs in his book Fed Up, including his derision of Social Security as a Ponzi scheme?

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It's All Politics
11:01 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Amid Skepticism, Obama Prepares For Jobs Speech

President Obama unveils his jobs plan on Thursday night.
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Originally published on Thu September 8, 2011 10:53 am

President Obama will attempt a Hail Mary pass when he speaks to a joint session of Congress tonight. He'll be asking for immediate help to boost job growth, after a month in which U.S. hiring came to a virtual standstill.

"The time for action is now," Obama told supporters in Detroit earlier this week. "Now is not the time for the people you sent to Washington to worry about their jobs. Now is the time for them to worry about your jobs."

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Author Interviews
11:01 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

A Libyan Son Mourns His Father's 'Disappearance'

Anatomy of a Disappearance

It's been 20 years since Hisham Matar's father disappeared. He was a vocal opponent of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and was kidnapped while living in exile in Egypt in 1990. Just as Gadhafi's regime was collapsing this summer, Matar published Anatomy of a Disappearance, a novel about an exile who is kidnapped, as told from the perspective of his teenage son.

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Business
11:01 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Yahoo Must Search For A Clear Focus, Analysts Say

Yahoo's future is up in the air. Earlier this week, the Internet company's board of directors ousted its chief executive officer, Carol Bartz, who was hired two years ago to try to revitalize Yahoo.

Though it is still very profitable, Yahoo has been losing its relevance, and it is less clear where the company is headed.

Gregory Thune, an industrial designer in San Francisco, not far from the company's Sunnyvale campus, represents one of Yahoo's biggest problems: He's never once used Yahoo.

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Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001
11:01 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Saving The Stories Of Loved Ones Lost On Sept. 11

"It's like the only thing on his mind was to tell the kids that he loved them, and I tell the kids this every day," Monique Ferrer says of her ex-husband.
Harriet Jones NPR

Each year, the oral history project StoryCorps has marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks with the voices of those directly affected by the events: wives and husbands, grandparents and friends of those who died that day.

But as StoryCorps founder Dave Isay tells Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep, the outpouring of stories about Sept. 11 initially came as something of a surprise.

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Under Suspicion
11:01 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Mall Counterterrorism Files ID Mostly Minorities

The following is a continuation of an investigation by NPR News and the Center for Investigative Reporting on private counterterrorism programs, like the one at the Mall of America.

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Economy
11:01 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

How To Create More Jobs Divides Capitol Hill

President Obama will be addressing a house deeply divided when he goes before a joint session of Congress on Thursday night. Many of his fellow Democrats are hoping to hear a speech filled with bold proposals to rally a dispirited nation.

"I hope the president keeps his fighting spirit that he displayed on Labor Day, where it was really clear that he is fighting for the middle class and jobs," said Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA). "If he continues with that spirit and lays out a plan on how to get there, I think it'll be very, very riveting."

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