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6:47am

Fri September 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Change Comes To Washington (For Baseball Fans, At Least)

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 8:53 am

Hoping for the most: A Washington Nationals fan at Thursday night's game in D.C., when the team clinched a playoff spot.
Rob Carr Getty Images

6:12am

Fri September 21, 2012

6:02am

Fri September 21, 2012
The Two-Way

As Last Surge Troops Leave, Some Afghans Take Up Arms Against Taliban

January 2011: Boys in the Andar district of Afghanistan gathered to collect candy from passing U.S. Army soldiers. Now, there are reports from that area of locals rising up against the Taliban.
Shah Marai AFP/Getty Images

As Defense Secretary Leon Panetta notes that the last of the 33,000 so-called surge troops who were added to the U.S. force in Afghanistan last year have now left the country, there's this interesting news:

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5:33am

Fri September 21, 2012
The Two-Way

More Protests In Muslim Nations; Some Violence

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 9:45 am

In Islamabad today, this demonstrator threw a tear gas canister back toward police.
Aamir Qureshi AFP/Getty Images
(Check below for updates.)

Tens of thousands of people are protesting in all of Pakistan's major cities today, NPR's Jackie Northam reports from Islamabad, as those who oppose U.S. policy in the region continue to use outrage over an anti-Islam video to whip up anti-American sentiment.

There are also reports of new protests in other Muslim nations, including Bangladesh and Malaysia.

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3:11am

Fri September 21, 2012
Media

Smaller Audience, Bigger Payoff For Glenn Beck

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 1:43 pm

Since leaving Fox News in 2011, Glenn Beck has found his way back to TV. His Internet television network, The Blaze TV, is now available to subscribers of the Dish Network.
Kris Connor Getty Images for Dish Network

By the time Glenn Beck left the Fox News Channel in June 2011, both sides seemed ready, even eager, to part ways. Beck announced he would move on to bigger and grander ventures with his own production company, Mercury Radio Arts, but some media critics, such as Variety's Brian Lowry, shrugged then and since.

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