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12 November 2009 

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Maine Troop Greeters See Service Members Off and Welcome Them Home  Audio Clip Available
The film, "The Way We Get By" documents senior volunteers who find their calling easing transitions for American soldiers
World War II Veterans visit The Memorial
North Carolina World War II Veterans Honored in Washington  Video clip available
Veterans from North Carolina make pilgrimage to Washington to remember fallen comrades
President Barack Obama
Young Obama Supporters Remember Election Victory  Audio Clip Available
American youth gather in small groups across US to remember excitement surrounding Barack Obama's historic election victory in November 2008
Patriarch Bartholomew
Green Patriarch Brings Environmentalism to US Capital  Video clip available
Patriarch of Orthodox Christian Church meets with US leaders on environmental issues
Warren Buffett
US Billionaire Bets Big on US Economy  Video clip available
Warren Buffett invests $44 billion in one of the nation's largest rail systems
Voters are handed 'I Voted In Arlington' stickers after voting at Rosslyn Fire Station #10, in Arlington, Virginia, 03 Nov 2009
Republicans Gain in US State Elections  Audio Clip Available
State elections were widely seen as a referendum on President Barack Obama's administration and its policies.
Don Seki
World War II 'Lost Battalion' Veterans Reunite  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
US 141st Infantry Regiment rescued from behind the lines in France by mostly Japanese-American soldiers of 442nd Regimental Combat Team
All of these people, women and men, are smiling. But which are really happy?
Taking the Lead on the Happiness Scale: Men  Audio Clip Available
Studies find advances for women haven't meant happier lives
Arab and Jewish American leaders work hand in hand for Middle East peace
US Arabs, Jews Meet to Build Constituency for Mideast Peace  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Some Arab-American and Jewish-American groups find common ground and want to work together for peace
A Cherokee immersion class for young learners
North Carolina Cherokee Take Steps to Preserve Language  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Immersion classes help children become fluent in language their parents didn't learn
Bat
Ecologist and Rehabilitator Educates on the Benefits of Bats  Video clip available
She says creatures of the night actually do a lot of good
Abolitionist John Brown
John Brown Assessed 150 Years After Harpers Ferry Raid   Video clip available
Historians question whether the abolitionist was a hero or terrorist
Joe Shirley
President Obama to Meet with Native American Tribal Leaders  Video clip available
Discussions expected to include jobs, economic development, education
Boyd Okwuonu
American Youth Soccer Player Finds Roots in Nigeria
Boyd Okwuonu was born in US, but his parents are Nigerian
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (l), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack Obama, present the Congressional Gold Medal to former Massachusetts Sen. Edward Brooke on Capitol Hill in Washington, 28 Oct 2009
Obama Honors African-American Senate Trailblazer  Audio Clip Available
US Congress presents highest civilian honor to Edward Brooke - first African-American elected by popular vote to Senate
Joan Hansen
American Workforce Getting Older, Working Longer  Video clip available
Economic conditions prompt many to put off retirement
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Helen Keller Statue Honors Disabled Advocate  Audio Clip Available
Alabama donates bronze statue of prominent activist Helen Keller, depicting her at age 7 when the deaf and blind girl spoke her first words.
Back On My Feet running club
Running Club for Homeless Grows on US East Coast  Video clip available
'Back on My Feet' running club started in Philadelphia and it now has branches in Baltimore and Washington, DC