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The controversial “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy has determined the United States' position on gays in the military for 16 years.  But other developed nations approach the issue of gays in the military differently. We look at stories about gays in the military from Israel, Taiwan, and Britain. Then, as part of our Global Notes series, we celebrate Brazilian Independence Day (officially September 7) as Jerome and Tony explore the country's lesser-known nationalist movement.

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