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A Single Dad And His Unlikely College Roommate

In 1996, Wil Smith enrolled as a freshman at Bowdoin College. He was 27 and recently out of the Navy. So he set off for school with his one-year-old daughter, Olivia, in tow. Now that she's a teenager, Olivia sat down with her dad to look back on their "college days" together.
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Radio's Bryan Fischer Tries Pushing Romney Right

The evangelical radio host recently made national news for leading an attack against Mitt Romney's openly gay national security spokesman, who later resigned. But Fischer's viewpoints on abortion, gay marriage, education and taxes have been influencing his listeners long before this.
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At The Heart Of 'Your Sister's Sister,' A Love Triangle

Indie director Lynn Shelton's latest film stars Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt as half-sisters Iris and Hannah, and Mark Duplass as Iris' best friend, Jack. The three connect — and then reconnect — on a remote island off the coast of Washington state.
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'Fermentation': When Food Goes Bad But Stays Good

Self-described "fermentation revivalist" Sandor Katz says "the creative space" between fresh and rotten is the root of most of humanity's prized delicacies. His new book, The Art of Fermentation, explores the ancient culinary art form.
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Under The 'Nuclear Shadow' Of Colorado's Rocky Flats

Kristen Iversen spent her childhood in the 1960s in Colorado near the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons factory, playing in fields that now appear to have been contaminated with plutonium. In Full Body Burden, she investigates the environmental scandal involving nuclear contamination around her childhood home.
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Joan Rivers Hates You And Everyone Else

Comedian Joan Rivers hates a lot of things. Her new book I Hate Everyone, Starting with Me details the things Rivers can't stand, from her appearance to obituaries to younger comedians who steal her gigs.
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Assessing Obama's Team Of Rivals

Abraham Lincoln famously put together a "team of rivals" for his Cabinet after the 1860 presidential election. And when Barack Obama stepped into the presidency in 2008, he vowed to do the same. But has his Cabinet really lived up to that? Todd Purdum, Vanity Fair's national editor, offers his insight.

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