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    Buzz Bissinger: "Father's Day: A Journey into the Mind & Heart of My Extraordinary Son"

    Best-selling author Buzz Bissinger has relived the birth of his twin sons for nearly three decades. Gerry came first, weighing just over two pounds. But Zach, born three minutes later, suffered brain damage from a lack of oxygen. Gerry had no serious complications –- he became a teacher and is studying to earn a PhD. Zach bags groceries and will likely do so for the rest of his life. But while Zach accepted his 8-year-old comprehension skills, his father struggled to do the same. Buzz’s youngest twin remained a mystery to him until the two men took a cross-country road trip together. Diane and her guest discuss how he found peace with the fact that his son will never grow up.

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    Excerpted from FATHER’S DAY: A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son by Buzz Bissinger. Copyright © 2012 by H.G. Bissinger. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

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    Tampa Hosts Bollywood's Biggest Stars At Annual Awards Show

    India's Bollywood film industry is increasingly reaching a world-wide audience. To highlight the international appeal, the industry holds its annual awards ceremony every year outside of India.
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    Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables

    Americans don't eat much barbecued goat, but the meat is a mainstay in many African, Asian and Caribbean diets. In Vermont, farmers raise for refugees and immigrants, with hopes to mainstream it.
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    On National Mall, Native Americans Protest Keystone XL Pipeline

    Native Americans from across the country are visiting Washington this week to protest the construction of a controversial pipeline in the Midwest.
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    Life Outside The Fast Lane: Startups Wary Of Web Traffic Plan

    The Federal Communications Commission's proposal would let Web companies pay for faster access. But entrepreneurs, like Reddit's co-founder, are wondering how they would have fared with such rules.

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