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Guardian's Crossword Comment Section Is A Virtual Community

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 6:59am

It's mostly elderly men — chatting daily about their grandchildren, boats and weekend trips. Here's an example: "Hi Mel, Have a good lunch. Weather still cool and variable."

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Besides Being A Bard, Shakespeare May Have Been A Stoner

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 6:51am

Scientists have found cannabis in fragments of several pipes found in William Shakespeare's garden. The clay pipes date to early 1600s, meaning he might have been smoking more than tobacco.

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Gunfire Erupts Following Ferguson Shooting Anniversary

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 5:17am

On Sunday, Ferguson, Mo., marked 1 year since the shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer. Later there were 2 incidents in which shots were fired — a man was critically wounded.

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El Paso-Juarez Race Reunites 2 Border Cities

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:03am

After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, life changed along U.S.-Mexico border towns as people got used to tightened security. There's been a bit of a thaw, as runners raced between El Paso and Juarez.

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Pioneering Oral History Project: StoryCorps' 'Great Thanksgiving Listen'

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:03am

Teachers and high school students across the country are invited to use the StoryCorps app to preserve the voices and stories of an entire generation of Americans over a single holiday weekend.

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Frank Gifford, Sports Broadcaster And Ex-NFL Star, Dies At 84

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:03am

NFL Football Hall of Famer and long-time sports broadcaster Frank Gifford died on Sunday at his Connecticut home at age 84. He was married to talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford.

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Mayor Wants To Ban Chewing Tobacco Across Boston, Including Fenway Park

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:03am

A proposed ordinance would ban the use of smokeless tobacco across Boston — including sporting events. That would mean no more wads of tobacco in the cheeks of baseball players at Fenway Park.

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Mexicans Question Whether 'El Chapo' Really Escaped Through Prison Tunnel

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:03am

Many Mexicans believe Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman walked out the prison's front door. David Greene talks to William Neuman, the Latin America correspondent for The New York Times.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:03am

As Donald Trump continues to get attention for his campaign comments, his Republican rivals are trying to figure out how to handle the fallout. Trump has been overshadowing the 16 other Republican presidential candidates.

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Trump Comments Attract Attention To Women's Issues

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:03am

Donald Trump is not apologizing for comments about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly that many are calling inappropriate and sexist. But the episode is putting women's issues front and center in the Republican campaign.

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English Bachelorette Party Is The Perfect Setting For A Crime Novel

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to novelist Ruth Ware about some of the tricks of the crime novelist's trade. In Ware's new book — In a Dark, Dark Wood — she plays with some of the conventions of the genre.

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DOJ: Georgia Must Change How It Segregates Disabled Students From Their Peers

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:03am

Georgia public schools are unfairly segregating disabled children from their non-disabled peers, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. We explore how the state educates these students.

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Forecasters Warn El Nino Could Be The Strongest In Recent Decades

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:03am

Climate scientists say El Nino is brewing in the Pacific Ocean and it could be one of the most powerful in years.

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Why The Nation's Rental Market Is Exploding

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:03am

More Americans are choosing to rent, rather than buy their home. David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, about why such a demand for rentals.

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In Music City, Rents Keep Going Up And Up

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:03am

Nashville, Tennessee, is experiencing a hot rental market. In some places it's at levels that are at 40 percent or more of household income. That's a level economists consider "risky."

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'Ideological' or 'Illogical': President Obama Responds To Iran Deal Critics

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:00am

In an interview with NPR to be broadcast this week, the president spoke strongly of his critics, including some in his own party. He also talked about letting his passions show more in his sixth year.

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Watchdog: Consumers 'More Responsible' With Credit Card Debt

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 3:56am

Before the Great Recession, many Americans piled up too much credit card debt. Now, they seem to be a little wiser about using plastic, says the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Will Doctors Soon Be Prescribing Video Games For Mental Health?

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 3:51am

Dozens of games and apps claim to improve your memory or make you smarter or reduce stress. But do they really? Developers say the next step is clinically valid poof of cognitive gains.

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In Warhol's Memory, Soup Cans And Coke Bottles

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 6:21am

Fans and admirers regularly leave colorful mementos on his tombstone outside of Pittsburgh, and a local artist and Warhol historian even holds graveside birthday parties.

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A Chicken In Every Pot And A Taco In Every Belly

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 6:16am

An online food service offered a special promotion during last night's Republican debate: A free taco for every time Donald Trump said "Mexico," which turned out to be a platterful.

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