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2014/09/30 13:38
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In 2012, as a favor to a friend, Canadians Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter adopted a three-pound (1.4-kilogram) "mini-pig" named Esther. Or so they thought. Within two years Esther wasn't so mini. In...
2014/09/30 13:38
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2014/09/30 09:16
2014/09/30 09:16
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On Aug. 16, four years to the day after the highway accident that tore apart his family, Ed Slattery confronted the man who killed his wife. The two sat on the front porch of the truck driver, Doug...
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2014/09/30 07:17
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I began thinking about this problem after reading an excellent piece by Psychology Today blogger Matthew Hutson in The Science of Us arguing that New Yorkers, at least, should talk to each other more....
2014/09/30 05:15
2014/09/30 05:15
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It was the spring of 1865, and the end of the great Civil War was at hand. Jennie's father, John Warwick Thomas, the founder of Davidson County's second city, Thomasville, had a very big problem. With...
2014/09/30 05:06
2014/09/30 05:06
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Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam certainly look like the kind of guys who could help bitcoin recover from its wild years. They are tall and textbook fit, and as poised as Swiss bankers -- Vulcan Swiss...
2014/09/30 04:03
2014/09/30 04:03
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In 1990, Susan Orlean published a book called Saturday Night, in which she set out to document how Americans spend their weekly reprieve from work. “Saturday night,” she wrote, “is when you want to do...
2014/09/29 13:37
2014/09/29 13:37
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It’s not because I have A) gone mad, B) won the lottery, or C) committed some heinous sin that I need to atone for. The truth is weirder. As a ‘secret agent of compassion’ in the annual Compassion...
2014/09/29 04:26
2014/09/29 04:26
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The G.O.P. has treated Ron Paul as a kook; his son understands which of his views to emphasize and which to downplay.Credit Illustration by Stanley Chow At 8 A.M. on a Friday in late July, Senator...
2014/09/29 01:19
2014/09/29 01:19
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The writer, a professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, was U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs from 2005 to 2008 and lead U.S. negotiator of the U.S.-India Civil...
2014/09/28 18:23
2014/09/28 18:23
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Laurence Fearnley. Photo by Gregor Richardson Dunedin writer Laurence Fearnley, who this week released her latest novel, Reach, discusses motivations and maritime minutiae with Shane Gilchrist. Q I...
2014/09/27 21:07
2014/09/27 21:07
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RETIRED surveyor Lim Thian Beng often took photos of the land and the surroundings he was mapping in the ulu when he felt homesick – thinking of his mother and missing her. As soon as he got back to...
2014/09/27 13:12
2014/09/27 13:12
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There was a telling moment late in the third quarter of Hawthorn's 63-point erasure of the Sydney Swans. There was a telling moment late in the third quarter of Hawthorn's 63-point erasure of the...
2014/09/27 00:09
2014/09/27 00:09
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Take a moment to consider when you last had the chance to talk with someone on a deep level about who they are, where they came from and why they act, speak and think the way they do. How often do...
2014/09/26 22:21
2014/09/26 22:21
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RAF jets to pound IS forces tomorrow: MPs rally to Cameron's call to tackle 'psychopathic terrorists' Six RAF Tornados are expected to start bombing IS bases in Iraq tomorrow Prime Minister said...
2014/09/26 20:56
2014/09/26 20:56
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If American children and teenagers are fat, then those in the Mid-South are fatter. And you don’t have to rely on some “Fattest Cities in America” list aimed at generating clicks and views to reach...
2014/09/26 05:15
2014/09/26 05:15
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The Great Gatsbys we weren’t. Nor were we the Motsepes, the Ramaphosas or even the Zumas of the time, although you wouldn’t tell by the way my family keeps on droning on about our “oh so glorious”...
2014/09/25 22:59
2014/09/25 22:59
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Joseph Sheldon Goldberg, M.D. Joseph Sheldon Goldberg, M.D., beloved husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather, died Thursday, Sept. 18. A native of San Francisco, he was the loving husband of...
2014/09/25 22:15
2014/09/25 22:15
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On Monday we lost a friend, comrade and son of the people; Yusuf Talia. Talia, or Yusuf as many of us knew him, was a comrade who was concerned, always, with contributing to a meaningful social...
2014/09/25 17:27
2014/09/25 17:27
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The third American aid worker who contracted Ebola in Africa was released Thursday from a Nebraska hospital. An elated Dr. Rick Sacra said at a news conference that he was cleared of the Ebola virus...
2014/09/25 16:51
2014/09/25 16:51
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Ryder Cup Blog: Spirit of Seve woven into the emotional fabric of this great tournament CHIEF sports writer John Dillon brings you the latest from the Ryder Cup in Gleneagles. Seve Ballesteros...
2014/09/30 13:38
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