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Americans Hit The Brakes On NASCAR

NASCAR spent millions of dollars researching how to get people more interested in the sport, but Americans' love affair with cars isn't what it used to be.
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Trayvon Martin: The Lingering Memory Of Dead Boys

Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., by a neighborhood watch volunteer who claims self-defense. In this essay author Tayari Jones reflects on the history of violence toward African-American boys.
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Cheaper Clothes And Shorter Stories: On Soaps, Strange 'Days' Indeed

Neda Ulaby looks at the changing nature of soap operas and at how Days Of Our Lives is changing to stay alive.
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Pioneers Of The Sky: 3 Books That Take Flight

In the golden age of flight, pilots reveled in the magic of lonely nights aloft and suffered the perils of stormy skies. Author Gregory Crouch recommends three books that describe these harrowing aero-adventures. Do you remember the first time you flew? Tell us your story in the comments.
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The Wisdom Of Faith: What Religion Can Teach Us

While religion is diminishing in Great Britain, it remains a powerful force in the U.S. British author Alain de Botton suggests that faith is intermittently too useful, effective and intelligent to be abandoned to the religious alone.
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After Tragedy, An Aunt Plays A New Role: Parent

Back in 1995, one violent night reshaped the young lives of Phil and Laura Donney. Their parents were arguing, and their father murdered their mother. Phil was 7; his sister was 4. From then on, the children were raised by their mother's sisters.
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1940s Celebrities In Full Color

It's like arriving in Oz: A D.C. exhibit features richly colored photographs of people who were typically rendered in black and white.
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Analysis: Why It's Time For Newt Gingrich To Say Good Night

Rick Santorum, who won the Alabama and Mississippi primaries on Tuesday, has proven himself the conservatives' favored alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney.
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Calling Foul: In Basketball, Crunch Time Goes Limp

At the end of games in most team sports, the excitement is ratcheted up when a team tries daring new tactics and gambles to win. Basketball seems alone in making the end of its games ugly and boring. And even the referees don't like it.

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