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As A Life's End Draws Near, A Father And Son Talk

In 2010, David Plant was diagnosed with skin cancer. The cancer has since metastasized to other parts of his body, and David is now contemplating the end of his life. So, just before his 81st birthday, he sat down with his stepson to talk about their life together.
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Op-Ed: Hate The Bus? It's Time To Reconsider

Nearly everyone who rides the bus has complaints: cleanliness, overcrowding, timeliness. In a piece for Salon.com, Will Doig argues that the bus is actually the best answer to improving urban transit. He offers high and low-tech solutions to improve its image and efficiency.
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Love Isn't All You Need: 3 Relationship Building Reads

Love is messy and complicated. But author and psychologist Harriet Lerner recommends three books that can help. They offer advice for keeping a relationship healthy, thoughtful and mature. Is there a book that has helped your relationship? Tell us about it in the comments.
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How To Spot A Mimic Octopus — The Mystery Revealed

Here's a handy guide to the amorphous and vibrant mimic octopus, courtesy of the webcomic xkcd.
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Watching College Basketball's Slump Into Anonymity

This weekend, college basketball fans will be glued to TVs and computer monitors to keep tabs on the NCAA's Final Four. But as much as people love filling out brackets, the sport is being hurt by anonymous "one and done" players, says Frank Deford.
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Letters: Stick Shift, 'Streetcar'

Listeners responded to segments on cars with stick shift and Stanley and Stella. Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners.
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Cato Institute/Koch Brothers Showdown Has 20-Year-Old Roots

Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch have poured millions of dollars into conservative causes. And then there's the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, which they're trying to take over. Many libertarians are furious. But the dispute goes back 20 years.

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