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The 'Alchemists' Who Control The Purse Strings Of The Economy

In a new book, Washington Post economics writer Neil Irwin looks at an elite group of policymakers from around the world who manage the money supply, and explains how money can come from — and disappear into — thin air based on the decisions of these influential men and women.
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Comedian D.L. Hughley Shares 'Savory And Sweet' Songs

D.L. Hughley is an actor-comedian, and currently a top 10 competitor on Dancing With The Stars. For Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series, he shares some favorite songs that he calls 'savory and sweet' — including an unlikely pick, a folk song that makes him think of his parents.
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Poker Player Muses About Mondays

Tell Me More celebrates National Poetry Month with the 'Muses and Metaphor' series — where listeners submit their own poems via Twitter. Today's tweet comes from professional poker player, Joel Dias-Porter.
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Book News: Chile Prepares To Exhume Pablo Neruda's Remains

Also: The EU approves the merger between Penguin and Random House; Lemony Snicket describes the dangers of mayonnaise; and the best books coming out this week.
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The Stuffing Flew At National Pillow Fight Day Saturday

Hundreds of combatants turned out to the National Mall on Saturday for a giant melee. Nobody was hurt, however, as pillows were the weapon of choice.

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Trying To Preserve What's Left Of Manhattan's Little Syria

Preservationists are trying to protect the last vestiges of New York's Little Syria. They're seeking historic landmark status for a few buildings in Lower Manhattan. That's all that's left of what was once a thriving neighborhood, and arguably the center of Arab-American life.
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Broadcasters Struggle To Tap Into The 'Zero TV' Crowd

Broadcasters will convene on Las Vegas this week to discuss the rapidly-growing demographic of people who don't subscribe to cable or satellite TV services. Revenues are falling fast as more viewers watch shows and movies online.
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Pirates Steal 'Game Of Thrones': Why HBO Doesn't Mind

More than 1 million fans illegally downloaded the first episode of Season 3 of the popular HBO series this week — within 24 hours of its premiere. The illicit popularity of the show, based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling fantasy books, has wider implications for the future of TV.
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Meeting Florida's Seminoles Through Rediscovered Photos

In 1910, the Seminole Indians lived in the Florida Everglades, just 50 years after fighting a guerrilla war against the U.S. government. Recently discovered photos give a rare glimpse into the tribe's hidden past.

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