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03 September 2009 

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US President Barack Obama applauds as he prepares to speak at Senator Kennedy's funeral in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston, 29 Aug 2009
Obama Remembers Senator Kennedy as Colleague, Mentor, Friend
US president says Kennedy became 'the greatest legislator of our time' by seeking compromise
Irish FM Ray Burke meets with Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. on Capitol Hill on 23 Sept 1997 to discuss the Northern Ireland peace plan
Kennedy Leaves Global Legacy  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
World leaders reach out to share fond memories, admiration of late Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy
Members of John F. Kennedy Presidential Library staff hold vigil in front of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's casket before doors opened to mourners, Boston, 28 Aug 2009
Mourners Pay Final Respects to Kennedy  Video clip available
Mourners from all walks of life are filing past coffin of Senator Edward Kennedy at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston
Sen. Edward Kennedy (2006 file photo)
US Senator Edward Kennedy, Heir of Powerful Family, Dies  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Democratic senator had been suffering from  incurable form of brain cancer for just over a year
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Text Messaging While Driving can be Deadly   Audio Clip Available
For safety on the road, more states are banning texting while driving 
American Muslims celebrate Ramadan
America's Muslims Celebrate Holy Month of Ramadan  Video clip available
Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins on August 22; celebration includes dawn-to-dusk fasting with time-honored rituals
Student Nurse Alexis Walter says the simulator enables her to experience situations she might never have come across before
High-Tech Patient Teaches US Nurses Critical Skills  Video clip available
Mannequin simulates real-time health emergencies
The Burmese players beat the Iraqi team to take the championship
Teens From War-Torn Regions Find Safety on Soccer Field  Audio Clip Available
Teams of young refugees compete in a Peace League
Zach Bonner
Eleven-Year-Old Boy Walks to Help Homeless Children  Video clip available
He travels hundreds of kilometers in US to raise awareness of the problem
Farmer Allan Balliet
More Americans Buying Home Grown Vegetables This Summer  Video clip available
For those Americans lacking time, skills, or a suitable plot of land, there is another option; Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA
North Carolina is home to the oldest and largest overnight summer camp for people with autism
Autistic Get Summer Camp Experience  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
North Carolina is home to largest overnight camp for children and adults diagnosed with autism
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Retail Sales Down As Americans Spend Less  Video clip available
Report released Friday shows Consumer Price Index dropping at fastest rate in decades
Eunice Kennedy Shriver (File photo)
Mourners Remember Eunice Kennedy Shriver
'Queen of humanity' credited with helping change perception, treatment of mentally disabled
President Barack Obama (l) places a 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom around the neck of Muhammad Yunus at the White House, 12 Aug 2009
Obama Awards Presidential Medal Of Freedom  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Nation's highest civilian honor went to 16 people who have made a difference in US and world
Pres. Barack Obama laughs with new Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at a White House reception in her honor, 12, Aug 2009
President Obama Honors Justice Sotomayor at White House  Audio Clip Available
First Hispanic to serve on Supreme Court says she is 'humbled' by responsibility to safeguard nation's laws
Aaron McIlhenny poses with a group of young villagers in Keur Sadaro
US Students Partner with Senegalese Village  Audio Clip Available
Multi-year project provides long-lasting benefits for American teens and Senegalese villagers
An employee at Baldor Electric Co., moves a large roll of steel inside the company's factory in St. Louis, 3 Jun 2009
US Worker Productivity Surges
Labor Department report says productivity grew at 6.4 percent annual rate during second quarter
Joanne Herring
Houston Socialite Champions Afghan Development  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Joanne Herring uses widespread influence to promote the economic and social development  in Afghanistan
Tony Hawk
Skateboarding Champion Helps Inner City Youngsters  Video clip available
Making a Difference:  Tony Hawk's foundation helps build skate parks across the U.S.
Salmenna Sedique
Female Leader of Mosque Takes on Stereotypes  Video clip available
First woman leader of mosque urges women to get involved in community
Jeanne Dietz-Band raises more than 200 goats on her Many Rocks Farm in Keedysville, Maryland
More Women Managing US Farms  Video clip available
Recent Census shows number of farms run by women rising
Educating teens can help them make good decisions in their 20s when they are starting families or buying homes
Financial Education Organizations Popular in Recession  Audio Clip Available
Americans learning to manage money
Bankruptcy allows individuals to restructure their finances and be relieved of most of their debts
Consumer Bankruptcies Rise in Recession  Audio Clip Available
More Americans forced to make desperate decision
Real income began to decline in the United States in 2001, but many people took advantage of cheap credit to fuel their spending
American Consumers Borrowed Their Way to Crisis, Experts Say  Audio Clip Available
Historic amounts of debt contribute to recession