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Walking Through Tor House, Sharing Jeffers' Poems

The late poet Robinson Jeffers built Tor House in Carmel, Calif., in the early 20th century. It sits on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Now another well-regarded poet, Elliot Roberts, takes people through the house and grounds telling stories about Jeffers and reciting his poetry.
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FTC Receives Complaints About Learning Apps For Babies

Some educational apps may not be all that educational. At least that's the claim made in a complaint filed this week at the Federal Trade Commission against Fisher Price. Its Laugh & Learn apps have been downloaded nearly 3 million times.
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Feds Probe If Student Athletes Were Biogenesis Clients

Alex Rodriguez and the other athletes sanctioned by Major League Baseball are alleged to have received performance enhancing drugs from the now closed Miami clinic Biogenesis. ESPN and other news organizations are reporting the clinic also had high school athletes as patients. David Greene talks to investigative reporter Mike Fish of ESPN about student athletes and performance enhancing drugs.
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Astronaut Among Presidential Medal Of Freedom Winners

Astronaut Sally Ride has served as a role model for young women as the first American woman in space. It's for that reason she's one of the 16 people named as recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Ride will receive the award posthumously — she died last year at the age of 61.
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How is The U.S. Economy Doing? Examining Latest Data

Linda Wertheimer talks with Ryan Avent, of The Economist about the major economic indicators that came out this week, and what they say about the health of the economy.
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Old Hawaiian Menus Tell Story Of Local Fish And Their Demise

An ecologist wondered if Hawaiian menus might help explain what happened to Hawaii's sea turtle population. But the menus revealed another marine tragedy: that local fish numbers had dropped to about a tenth of what they once were.
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Tourre Juror: 'We Saw Goldman As The Bigger Problem'

"We didn't feel any malice" toward Tourre, a juror said. "We felt sympathy at times."
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In Paducah, Artists Create Something From Nothing

The Lowertown neighborhood of Paducah, Ky., once riddled with crime and dilapidated homes, is now a haven for artists and a thriving community life. Artists and non-artists alike have been moving to the neighborhood since 2000, when the city decided to create the Artist Relocation Program.
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Why Aren't More Girls Attracted To Physics?

Even as the gender divide in some areas of science has diminished, a stubborn gap has persisted in high school physics. A new study finds that girls are more likely to take physics if they see women in their communities working in science, technology, engineering and math.
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Americans Warned Not To Travel To Pakistan

The Department of State cautioned Americans Thursday not to travel to Pakistan. Officials also ordered nonessential government personnel to leave the U.S. Consulate in Lahore.

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