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'I'd Die For You' Gives A Glimpse Into F. Scott Fitzgerald's Writing Life

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 6:00am

Fitzgerald wrote most of his best work in his 20s, and the stories in this new collection — all unpublished or uncollected — demonstrate how hard it was for him to deliver what readers wanted.

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The Surprising Wishes Of India's Sex Workers

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 6:00am

A researcher found that some of them don't want to be "rescued." And that in one community, sex work is a traditional occupation for married women.

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What We Learned About The Mood Of Trump's Tweets

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 6:00am

How angry or happy were President Trump's tweets during his first 100 days? This last week was not a particularly positive one, according to a sentiment analysis.

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Alaska Guessing Game Provides Climate Change Record

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 5:44am

Months behind the rest of the country, spring is advancing across Alaska. And a contest that has residents guess the date of river ice breakup is showing a trend toward earlier and earlier melt.

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A Trauma Nurse Reflects On 'Compassion Fatigue'

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 4:00am

Years of treating grievously injured people starts to wear on a person. a trauma nurse in Minneapolis says. She explores "compassion fatigue" in a semi-autobiographical poem.

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Being A Guinea Pig For Science Can Be A Long, Slow Slog

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 4:00am

Brandie Jefferson volunteered for a clinical trial to see if intermittent fasting can help treat multiple sclerosis. Five months in, she realizes that this study won't answer that question.

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Dozens Hospitalized, Several Killed As Tornadoes Hit East Texas

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 3:41am

Pictures show destroyed buildings and flipped cars after a tornado hit the small east Texas city of Canton. The National Weather Service reported multiple tornadoes Saturday in northeast Texas.

Trump's Absence Loomed Large At Annual White House Correspondents' Dinner

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 1:15am

The gathering of D.C. journalists, which had been a top draw for Hollywood celebrities during the Obama administration, took on a different air this year as the new president decided not to attend.

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