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NBA Preview: On Valuable Knees And Building Legacies

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Just when you thought the sports calendar couldn't get busier — the World Series, NFL regular season approaching half-way point, the NHL season underway — it can. Ahead of the new NBA season, which begins Tuesday, we'll look at a couple of valuable knees and a couple of legacies. Derrick Rose in Chicago and Russell Westbrook are both coming back from injury and surgery — and their performances could determine whether or not Miami wins a third straight title. Meanwhile, Lebron James tries to build his legacy, and Kobe Bryant tries to retain his.
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'Kids Love To Be Scared': Louis Sachar On Balancing Fun And Fear

The award-winning author of Holes has just published a new novel for young readers, called Fuzzy Mud. It mixes middle-school social puzzles with a more sinister mystery: a rogue biotech threat.
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Confronting A Shortage Of Eggs, Bakers Get Creative With Replacements

Eggs are becoming more expensive and scarce recently because so many chickens have died from avian flu. So bakers, in particular, are looking for cheaper ingredients that can work just as well.
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Jon Stewart's Private White House Meetings

Comedian Jon Stewart was called to the White House on at least two occasions for private meetings with President Obama, according to Politico. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with reporter Darren Samuelsohn.
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An App Tells Painful Stories Of Slaves At Monticello's Mulberry Row

A new app uses geolocation to bring to life a lesser-known section of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate — Mulberry Row, which was the bustling enclave of skilled slaves who worked at Monticello.

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