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Tina Brown's Must Reads: The Republican Schism

The editor of Newsweek offers some required reading on the gap between the Tea Party and the Republican establishment — and talks about the "Yes We Cain" issue of Newsweek, featuring Republican Herman Cain. "Herman Cain is surprising everybody," Brown says.
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To 'Hell And Back,' With A Marine And His Wife

Sgt. Nathan Harris was part of the unit where photographer-filmmaker Danfung Dennis was embedded in Afghanistan. After Harris was wounded in a firefight, Dennis realized the story of his recovery was inextricable from the story of his war.
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3 Extreme Tales Of Tribulation For The Apocalypse

The wait has been long and the predictions many, but according to Christian broadcaster Harold Camping, the enlightened will finally be called home on Oct 21. Author Rhoda Janzen offers three redeeming suggestions to help you prepare for the upcoming apocalypse.
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Apps For Exercise, Eating And Sending Postcards

Today's smartphones have apps that can help you track your latest jogging route — and find a place to eat afterward. And if you snap a nice picture along the way, they'll even let you use that to make a postcard.
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Baseball's New Bling Is Made For Believers

If you watch this year's playoffs, you may notice many baseball players are wearing a certain necklace. It's actually a "metal-infused wellness product," but mostly it's a reminder that baseball is a superstitious enterprise.
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Week In Politics: Alleged Assassination Attempt; Free Trade Agreements

Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times.
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In A Girls-Only World, A Land Of Brainy Beauty

Set amid an imaginary world of harmony, beauty and intellectual thought, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain's story Sultana's Dream only had one catch — no men. Author Tahmima Anam explains why it remains one of her favorite feminist pieces.
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A Love That Turned Difference Into Intimacy

As love stories go, Mary Ann Allen and John Klein's relationship started in an unusual place. And they were something of an unusual couple, too. But as it turned out, none of that meant a thing.
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'Catch-22': A Paradox Turns 50 And Still Rings True

Joseph Heller's depictions of war turned America's idea of heroism on its head. The irreverent 1961 novel was based on Heller's own experiences in World War II, but it was the anti-authoritarian generation of the Vietnam era that embraced Catch-22 as its own.

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