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Gutter To The Stars: A Testosterone Fueled Romp

If someone's not being killed or beaten, he's being shaken down, spied on, bedded, or seduced in James Ellroy's American Tabloid. Author Adam Levin says it will have you admiring J. Edgar Hoover's sleazy connivances and cheering for the violent downfall of the Kennedys.
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Thursday Political Grab Bag: Obama To Call For Ending Oil Firm Tax Breaks

With gas prices rising and Republicans blaming him, President Obama was expected to call for an end to oil company tax breaks. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney said he does indeed support a bill that would allow employers to not provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives.
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My First Crush: A Love Letter To Davy Jones

The Monkees might not have been a critical favorites, but for Morning Edition's Kitty Eisele, the band looms large in her memories of childhood: Singer Davy Jones was her first crush. He died Wednesday at the age of 66. Have a favorite memory of Jones? Let us know in the comments.
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Evangelicals Still Cool On Romney, Exit Poll Analysis Shows

Evangelical voters remain divided on their support of GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Meanwhile, Rick Santorum receives strong support in some states from evangelicals, while losing a large number of nonevangelical voters.
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Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years

The insect is so large — as big as a human hand — it's been dubbed a "tree lobster." It was thought to be extinct, but some enterprising entomologists scoured a barren hunk of rock in the middle of the ocean and found surviving Lord Howe Island stick insects.
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100 Points, One Game: A Basketball Record Turns 50

Fifty years ago, in an unimportant game, basketball star Wilt Chamberlain reached a milestone: 100 points in one game. At the time, it didn't even merit the front page in New York newspapers.
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Obama Gives Eventual GOP Nominee Taste Of Michigan Campaign Ahead

If Obama president sounded confident, maybe even a bit triumphant, some polling suggested he had good reason to feel upbeat, at least in Michigan. A recent NBC News/Marist poll found the president leading Romney in the state by 18 percentage points and Santorum by 26 points.
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A 'New Low'? Romney Has Admitted Voting In Other Party's Primary

Mitt Romney complained that Rick Santorum was encouraging Democrats to influence the outcome of the GOP primary. But he has acknowledged doing that himself in Massachusetts.
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As Michigan Heads To Polls, Romney Buoyed By Santorum Stumbles

Mitt Romney's inability to capitalize on the advantages of a state where his father served as governor and headed an auto company marks the latest, but perhaps most embarrassing, turning point in his tumultuous quest to secure the GOP nomination.

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