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Cheaper Clothes And Shorter Stories: On Soaps, Strange 'Days' Indeed

Neda Ulaby looks at the changing nature of soap operas and at how Days Of Our Lives is changing to stay alive.
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Op-Ed: Shooting Of Black Teen Reveals 'Blindness'

Three weeks after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, no arrests have been made in what critics are calling a case of racial profiling. Columnist Leonard Pitts says the incident exposes society's "blindness" to African-Americans.
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Letters: On 'Pink Slime' And The Planets

Melissa Block reads emails from listeners about "pink slime" and the planets.
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Pioneers Of The Sky: 3 Books That Take Flight

In the golden age of flight, pilots reveled in the magic of lonely nights aloft and suffered the perils of stormy skies. Author Gregory Crouch recommends three books that describe these harrowing aero-adventures. Do you remember the first time you flew? Tell us your story in the comments.
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The Wisdom Of Faith: What Religion Can Teach Us

While religion is diminishing in Great Britain, it remains a powerful force in the U.S. British author Alain de Botton suggests that faith is intermittently too useful, effective and intelligent to be abandoned to the religious alone.
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After Tragedy, An Aunt Plays A New Role: Parent

Back in 1995, one violent night reshaped the young lives of Phil and Laura Donney. Their parents were arguing, and their father murdered their mother. Phil was 7; his sister was 4. From then on, the children were raised by their mother's sisters.
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1940s Celebrities In Full Color

It's like arriving in Oz: A D.C. exhibit features richly colored photographs of people who were typically rendered in black and white.

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