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Try And Try Again: 3 Tales Of Spectacular Failure

Fold, founder, flop: That's what the protagonists of these three books do well. Author Lysley Tenorio recommends stories about men whose good intentions are undeniable, if not always admirable. Have a favorite story about failure? Tell us what it is in the comments below.
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Politics Gets Dirtier: Attack Ad Goes After Cat

If American politicians are going to quarrel like cats and dogs, why not just elect cats and dogs? Yet even pets can't hide from the political caterwauling; attacks against the candidacy of Hank the Cat may have reached a new low.

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Week In Politics: Super Tuesday, Israel And Iran

Robert Siegel talks to our regular political commentators — " E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times — about Super Tuesday, Israel and Iran.
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'Life Is Really Good,' Says Cancer Survivor, 12

When Grant Coursey was a toddler, he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a cancer often found in young children. A tumor had wrapped itself around his spinal cord and was pushing against his lungs. It took three surgeries, but Grant is cancer-free.
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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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