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Mixing It Up On The Baseball Diamond

Every answer is the name of a Major League Baseball team. Given anagrams of their names, each with one letter added, name the teams. Example: "dress" would be "Reds."
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America's Affection For Hometown Confections

If you're gaga for a Nut Goodie, we know just where you're coming from. In fact, the candy you love can say a lot about where you grew up. Americans rally around their regional treats, maybe because they take us back to a simpler, sweeter time.
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'Billy Lynn' A Full-Bore Tale Of A Day After Iraq

Author Ben Fountain's debut novel, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, is the story of what happens to a 19-year-old college dropout after he joins Bravo Company in the early years of the Iraq war.
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Comedian Drew Carey Plays Not My Job

A lot of people leave their hometowns and never come back. But comedian and game show host Drew Carey, proud son of Cleveland, made a special trip back home to play Not My Job. We'll ask a born-and-bred Cleveland guy about Ohio's other city: Cincinnati.
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Gross-Out Gags AND Life Lessons In 'Wimpy Kid'

Author Jeff Kinney is a rock star in the middle school literary scene. His Diary of a Wimpy Kid books follow the misadventures of sad-sack sixth-grader Greg Heffley, who just wants to fit in. Kids love the gross-out humor, but librarians and teachers say the books also help them laugh at the indignities of life.
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Dew Tour In Ocean City Will Be Bigger, Free For All

The Dew Tour, a showcase featuring some of the biggest names in action sports, will be free for all who want to attend.

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Picnics: Beyond The Basket (Rebroadcast)

We're breaking out the wicker basket, gingham tablecloth and bug spray to talk about the best food, spots and supplies for eating alfresco.

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Afraid Of Pie Crust? You Shouldn't Be. It's As Easy As 3-2-1

Meat Week's almost over. It's time for Pie Week! Here's a preview: If you are scared of pie crust, we've got tips from the CIA that boil it down to a basic 3:2:1 ratio.
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All Across America, Meat Billboards Ruled The Road

Although outdoor ads have been around since ancient Egypt, they really took off after the Interstate Highway System was born in the 1950s. And, what better way to entice the captive audience in the car than to advertise beef on a billboard?
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R.A. Dickey On 'Winding Up' As A Knuckleballer

New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey is currently the only knuckleball pitcher in the major leagues. His new memoir, Wherever I Wind Up, explains how his life — and career — have mimicked the unpredictable trajectory of the difficult pitch he throws game after game.

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