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Freshmen Representatives and Senators come to Washington, D.C. for orientation; Ireland and Portugal could be next in the E.U. to need a financial bailout; how Muslims around the world prepare for the Hajj; what counts as a firing offense in American offices; American program in Bagram tries to re-integrate Taliban members by teaching them marketable skills, including bread baking; the first in our 'Tough Cuts' series on the implications of various ways to balance the budget; novelist Salman Rushdie on his latest: "Luka and the Fire of Life."