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Using A New Voice To Enjoy Life After Cancer

In 1999, Rene Foreman was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Surgery saved her life; it also took her voice box. To speak, she now uses an electrolarynx, a small device that produces an electronic voice. And as Foreman tells her daughter, life's been different — and better — ever since.
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For Two City Slickers, Survival Of The Savviest

Have we lost the ability to make survive on our own, without all the comforts of home? Author Rhoda Janzen puts her skills to the test when she's locked out of her house.
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Kodak Is In Bankruptcy, But Its Hometown Hasn't Lost Its Sparkle

Adam Frank argues that Science and technology, driven by publically funded research at Universities across the country, represent our greatest hope for the future.
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A Revolution On The Page: Finding Identity In Poetry

When Roya Hakakian moved from Iran to the U.S., she didn't think any poet in her adopted country could top the ones whose work she grew up with. But then she discovered a piece that blew away her prejudices. It was "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke.
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A Look Back At Bosnia, Through Angelina Jolie's Eyes

Angelina Jolie was just 16 when the war in Bosnia began, and she paid little heed to it at the time. But as her awareness of international issues grew, her attention was drawn back to the conflict. Now, that war is the subject of her debut film as a writer and director, In the Land of Blood and Honey.
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Love On Hold: For Army Wife, Missed Connections

For the families of deployed soldiers, the connection to a love one can be Commentator Siobhan Fallon describes the wait for a daily phone call from the war zone.
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The Man Who Studies The Fungus Among Us

Botanist Nicholas Money's book Mushroom takes readers inside the world of the fungal organisms that appear overnight on lawns, are occasionally poisonous and appear in everything from Alice in Wonderland to some lifesaving medications.
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If You Really Need Wikipedia Today, You Can Get To It

While the site's English pages have been "blacked out," it's offering a workaround — including access via mobile devices. Wikipedia and other sites are protesting pending anti-online piracy legislation that they say goes too far.
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Hate Politics, Love TV, Live In S.C.? Not Your Week

Republican candidates are actually spending less money on TV ads than they did four years ago. But outside groups have more than made up the difference. By one analysis, the average viewer in at least one South Carolina market will see political ads 182 times before Saturday's presidential primary.
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Take Your Ball And Go Home? How Dare You!

When Serena Williams said recently that she doesn't love tennis, many people gasped and clutched their pearls. When we see someone who achieved what we couldn't, says Frank Deford, we're all the more put out if they can blithely turn their back on it.

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