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The Green Party Makes Its Case As A Left-Leaning Alternative To Obama

The Green Party, which is perhaps best known for its former presidential candidate Ralph Nader and the role he may have played in determining the 2000 election, holds its 2012 nominating convention on July 14 in Baltimore.
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In Parched West, Worries Of Wildfires Persist

Long-time Colorado resident and commentator Craig Childs has years of experience with wildfires. But he has never gotten used to both the fear and the awe that the flames inspire.
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Week In Politics: Mitt Romney, Health Care Mandate

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. They discuss Mitt Romney and the health care mandate.
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Life In Juxtopia

Linton Weeks describes the strange moments taking place in Juxtopia — the world where technological devices coexist with a lack of easily acquired power to run them.
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Joe Paterno's Legacy: Protect Players At All Costs

The key to winning as a big-time coach is keeping your players eligible. Commentator Frank Deford says that when Joe Paterno's old assistant was in trouble, his instincts kicked in: Paterno kept Jerry Sandusky eligible.
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Bordellos, Bandits And One Big Mississippi Adventure

This Friday marks the 50th anniversary of William Faulkner's death. His novel The Reivers was the coming-of-age story that author Ralph Eubanks needed to rocket him into his teenage years and on to adulthood. What is your favorite coming-of-age story? Tell us in the comments below.
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Showing Vultures A Little Love

Vultures are generally not admired, but maybe they should be: All over the world, these birds do the hard work of gobbling up dead animals and recycling that flesh into the Earth. And nowadays, nature's prize janitors are seriously down on their luck.
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Roberts' Ruling Recalls Other Moments When High Court Shocked The Nation

Time and again, the court has shaken up American politics with pronouncements no one quite expected, from the rejection of "separate but equal" schools to the striking down of bans on gay sex. And the effects of a landmark decision may only be revealed over time.

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