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Following The Footnotes Of The Revolutionary War

Author Robert Sullivan retraces the steps of George Washington and his troops in his new book, My American Revolution: Crossing the Delaware and I-78. It recounts the 30-mile trek north from the Delaware River.
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'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' Author Richard Bach Injured In Plane Crash

Richard Bach, who authored the popular Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions, was injured Friday when the light plane he was piloting crashed as he tried to land on San Juan Island, Wash.
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The Movie Kristen Bell Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actress Kristen Bell could watch the comedy Wet Hot American Summer a million times. "[Director] David Wain clearly made a movie that he liked and that's why I love it," she says.
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Kofi Annan On Syria, Hard Choices Of Peacekeeping

The Nobel Peace Prize winner and former secretary-general of the U.N. has co-authored a book on his life's work, Interventions: A Life in War and Peace. He spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about difficult experiences involving Kosovo and Rwanda, as well as the future of Syria.
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Swimming And Snacking On Egypt's North Coast

On summer weekends, Egyptians flee Cairo's sweltering heat and head to the Mediterranean coast. There, they lounge on the beach, and — thanks to hardworking vendors — they can snack on steamed clams and sweet treats without leaving the shade of their umbrellas.
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Labor Day And The DNC

Labor leaders, civil rights activists and protesters are gearing up for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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Eastwood And His Chair Not Only Entertainers On The Trail

Mitt Romney has Clint Eastwood and that now-famous empty chair on his side. But the Republican presidential nominee isn't the only one getting entertainment industry shoutouts this week.
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Hey, I Know That One: How SongPop Got Millions Of Players Naming That Tune

Neda Ulaby looks at SongPop, a rapidly growing music-identification game.
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Against The Odds, A 'Miracle Boy Grows Up'

Ben Mattlin was born with a condition called spinal muscular atrophy. Many infants with the disease don't live past age 2, but Mattlin went on to attend Harvard, get married and have kids. "I had this dumb idea from childhood that I could do anything anybody else could do," he says.
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Transcript: Clint Eastwood's Convention Remarks

Actor and director Clint Eastwood's address to the Republican National Convention, as delivered.

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