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The National Guard airlifted food and supplies to dozens of Vermont towns on Tuesday, after Hurricane Irene sent rainwater surging down hills and mountainsides, washing out bridges and roads. Gwen Ifill discusses relief efforts with Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
Labor strikes continued across Egypt as the country's Health Ministry said at least 360 people were killed during the 18 days of unrest that resulted in the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Jeffrey Brown reports.
In other news Tuesday, an attempt to repeal the military's don't ask, don't tell policy fell three votes shy of advancing in the Senate, but proponents have vowed another attempt in the coming weeks.
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