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War is boring: A combat photographer’s story

In this personal story, Adam Ferguson gives us a candid account of what it’s like to be a combat photographer.

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Need to Know, July 29, 2011: Adult autism, food safety, wealth inequality

What happens when autistic children become adults and leave the educational system that provides services they need? Also: Choking and food safety, Tricia Rose on wealth inequality, and how the U.S. is lagging in the race to the Internet future.

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Video: Peter Bell on handling the upcoming needs of autistic adults

Peter Bell, executive vice-president of Autism Speaks and father of a teenage son with autism, discusses what some of the major autism advocacy groups are doing to try to meet the ongoing needs of adults with autism, and the special challenges presented by tough economic times.

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In Perspective: Tricia Rose on America’s growing inequality

Guest essayist Tricia Rose of Brown University discusses the growing inequality of wealth distribution in America and how it will define us as a nation in the coming years.

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Need to Know, July 22, 2011: Famine in Somalia, nuclear waste storage, Eric Cantor and the debt ceiling

We take a deeper look at famine in Somalia and the thousands of Somalis fleeing out of the country to seek refuge. Also: Could a New Mexico nuclear waste site offer a solution to the U.S.’s nuclear disposal problems? And: The complicated world of hackers, and Washington’s debt ceiling impasse.

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Video: A solution for nuclear waste?

As the U.S. continues to try to resolve the decades old issue of what to do with nuclear waste, Need to Know visits a possible solution a half mile below the desert in New Mexico. Alison Stewart goes underground for a tour.

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Video: Famine in Somalia: ‘This is a race against time to save lives’

This week, the U.N. declared a state of famine in parts of Somalia. Need to Know speaks with Adrian Edwards of the U.N.’s Refugee Agency about the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the region.

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Video: Eric Cantor walks a fine line

Need to Know interviews political reporter Jeff Schapiro about Republican Congressman Eric Cantor, who has emerged as a leading opponent of the White Houses attempt to broker a deal on the debt ceiling.

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Video: Richard Brookhiser on divisions within the Republican party

Need to Know turns to historian and senior editor at the National Review, Richard Brookhiser, for a broader perspective on the recent political machinations in Washington, and the age-old discussion over the size of government.