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Obama forcefully defends plan to build mosque near Ground Zero

President Obama issued a forceful defense of plans to a build a mosque and Muslim community center near ground zero on Friday, stepping directly into one of the thorniest political conflicts of the year.

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The spark that lit the gay rights movement, four decades later

Need to Know spoke with David Carter, a historian who has documented the 1969 Stonewall riots and their impact on the struggle for gay rights in America.

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Times Square bomb, a view from Pakistan

We know that anti-Americanism runs deep in Pakistan. But how do Pakistanis feel about incidents like last week’s attempted car bombing in Times Square, carried out by a Pakistani-born American citizen with alleged ties to the Pakistani Taliban?

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