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Wish You Were Here: Sunrise In Laos

Sunrise in Luang Prabang brings out a sea of saffron-cloaked monks and the women who feed them. Author Pam Houston, who writes about the American West, says for her it is a must-see place.
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Your American Dreams: Family, Friends And The Freedom To Roam

The concept of the American dream has been a part of our national consciousness for generations, but you'd be hard-pressed to find two people who define it precisely the same way. We asked for your take on the American dream; this is what you told us.
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Columnist William Raspberry Never Lost Humor, Hope

The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist was among the earliest black journalists to gain a wide following in mainstream media. His insights into education, poverty, race and crime were published in The Washington Post and appeared in more than 200 other newspapers. Host Michel Martin recalls the life and work of Raspberry, who died Tuesday at age 76.
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Doping In Baseball: The Needle And The Damage Done

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are being considered for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Is it fair to other players if Clemens and Bonds receive the honor?
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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: Modern Warfare

The editor of the Daily Beast and Newsweek recommends reading material in a Morning Edition monthly feature called "Word of Mouth." This month, Brown recommends two articles and a book relating to the changing nature of war.
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Encyclopedia Brown: The Great Sleuth From My Youth

Author Donald Sobol's death takes crime novelist Jonathan Hayes back to his childhood, and the books that informed who he became.
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Five Men Agree To Stand Directly Under An Exploding Nuclear Bomb

The country was just beginning to worry about nuclear fallout, and the Air Force wanted to reassure people that it was OK to use atomic weapons. And so on July 19, 1957, five Air Force officers stood on a patch of ground in the Nevada desert and waited for the bomb to drop.

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Op-Ed: 'Ban Penn State Football'

In an op-ed piece for the Daily Beast, sports columnist Buzz Bissinger writes that an "insidious culture of sports in America" helped cover up the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State. He argues that the NCAA should ban the university's football program for five years.
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Would Romney, Already Looked At Skeptically By The Right, Pick Rice?

One of Mitt Romney's problems is that he still faces resistance from some conservatives who don't trust his ideological core. That's one reason why the recent speculation about Romney naming Condi Rice, who is pro-choice, as VP doesn't make sense.

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