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How Search-and-rescue Dogs Work

Search-and-rescue dogs are smart, agile and obedient, but their high "play drive" is what makes them look for a missing person. Learn what SAR dogs do.

How the American Red Cross Works

After Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States, most of us saw what the Red Cross can do -- and what it cannot do. Learn about the functions and history of the American Red Cross.

How the World Trade Center Worked

The twin towers of the World Trade Center were true originals -- their history is one of innovation, persistence and grand ideas.

How Terrorism Works

Long before Sept. 11, governments, guerrillas, freedom fighters and insurgents were hijacking planes, plotting to blow up the British parliament and generally sowing fear to achieve an objective. So why is defining terrorism so hard?

What was America's first terrorist threat?

For centuries, terrorists plundered European and U.S. ships in the Mediterranean. Who were the perpetrators, and how did America put an end to their kidnapping, enslavement and extortion?

How are terrorists tracked, and what does it cost?

Terrorists work very hard to remain undetected. After all, if we knew where they were, we could stop them from attacking. But they usually work in small groups, or even alone. How do law enforcement officials track them down?

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How the American Dream Works

It's safe to say most every American is familiar with the two magic words: "American dream." But what is this dream exactly? And how do you know if you're living it?


The September 11 Attacks Quiz


On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America altered the world's political and military landscape. How much do you really know about the history of these atrocities?

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