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Michael Herr, Whose Vietnam War Reporting Became Iconic, Dies At 76

Herr's book Dispatches redefined the genre of war reporting. "I was there to watch," he wrote. "I went to cover the war and the war covered me; an old story, unless of course you've never heard it."
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Obama Names LGBT Landmark As National Monument

The Stonewall National Monument in New York City will be the first addition to the National Park System specifically highlighting the history of the LGBT community.

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How Can A Nudge Save A Life?

We have the treatments to end health problems like infant diarrhea. Sendhil Mullainathan says the "last mile" nudge is to encourage people to use them.
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Fermentation Fervor: Here's How Chefs Boost Flavor And Health

As more chefs experiment with microorganisms to transform ingredients and create new flavors, fermentation has gone from ancient preservation technique to culinary tool du jour.
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'If It Were Easy, It Wouldn't Be Interesting,' Say 'Ninja Warrior' Producers

The American Ninja Warrior obstacle course is so hard that, at first, no one managed to complete it. But the show's executive producers say that's OK: "It's not about winning," says Arthur Smith.
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Handguns In America And The Rise Of The 'Concealed-Carry Lifestyle'

"Something really profound has changed in the way that we use guns," journalist Evan Osnos says. He estimates that 13 million people are licensed to carry a concealed gun in America.
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TV Review: HBO's 'Any Given Wednesday'

HBO launched a weekly talk show with former ESPN star Bill Simmons. Considered one of the top sports commentators, Simmons crafted a show that melds pop culture, sports talk and celebrity interviews.
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Meet Hing: The Secret Weapon Spice Of Indian Cuisine

Uncooked, the Indian spice hing may smell of sulfur and onions to some. But add a dash to your food and magical things happen.
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'There's A Reason Why I Play Anxious Characters,' Says 'Veep' Actor Tony Hale

Hale played Buster on Arrested Development and is Gary Walsh on the HBO series Veep. "It comes from a lot of personal anxiety," Hale says. "It's really fun to bring that into the characters."
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On The Podcast: Rep Sweats, Or, 'I Don't Know If I Like This, But I Need It To Win'

Kat and Gene hash out something they've been mulling over for a while: that feeling of obligation that you have to root for something, because it's theoretically for you.

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