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Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/49047294@N06/6396771115/">seair21</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Photo: seair21, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

The Eight O'clock Hour, 9/19/13

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A soldier from Fort Drum died protecting a Polish soldier from a suicide bomb in the Ghazni Province of Afghanistan. Mary Rain, the Republican candidate for County District Attorney, criticizes incumbent Nicole Duvé for failing to bring criminals to trial. A federal prosecutor prominent in busting corruption says he's found a back door way to confiscate the pensions of convicted state politicians. A volunteer group has announced it will reopen the Big Tupper Ski Area for as many days as possible this winter. Andy Flynn speaks with people who remember Tahawus village, which virtually vanished 50 years ago when the National Lead company left town. In this week's Natural Selections: Siamese fighting fish who witness a conflict treat the winners and losers differently. And Todd Moe speaks with Eric Virkler about an attempt to make a 6,000-pound cheesecake at the upcoming Cream Cheese Festival in Lowville.

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