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Growing Economic Inequality 'Endangers Our Future'

In The Price of Inequality, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz argues that widely unequal societies don't function effectively or have stable economies. Even the rich will pay a steep price if economic inequalities continue to worsen, he says.
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The Marriage Is The Real Mystery In 'Gone Girl'

Gillian Flynn's third novel begins on the morning of Nick and Amy Dunne's wedding anniversary, when Amy disappears and Nick becomes the No. 1 suspect. But the central question isn't what happened to Amy — it's what happened to her marriage.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, June 5

Animals and Children, getting ready for the London Olympics, and a cappella worthy of the gold.

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The 'Truth' About Why We Lie, Cheat And Steal

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely has found that very few people lie a lot, but a lot of people lie a little. He talks about his findings in his new book, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie To Everyone — Especially Ourselves.
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A Fight To Keep Fiesta DC In Mt. Pleasant

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s administration is considering relocating the popular Fiesta DC, despite objections that it's being removed from the Hispanic D.C. community that serves as its roots.

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'Bachelor' Lawsuit Charges Racism

The latest season of ABC's The Bachelorette is underway, and the only black contestant is already off the show. No black person has ever been the "bachelor" or "bachelorette." Now two black men have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the reality show of racial discrimination. Host Michel Martin speaks with Cyrus Mehri, the attorney on the case.
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'Obama's Secret Wars' Against America's Threats

New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger details how President Obama accelerated the use of innovative weapons to fight the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and sped up a wave of cyberattacks against Iran to destroy its nuclear centrifuges.
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'Shadow': New Light On Islamic History

Islam is conventionally thought to have arisen in the Arabian desert, free from any outside influences. But a new book by historian Tom Hollander provides some surprising historical context — and an origin story quite different from the one most people know.

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