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Op-Ed: Legality And Wisdom Of Killing Al-Awlaki

An American drone flying over Yemen fired a missile that killed Anwar al-Awlaki, an al-Qaida operative and U.S. citizen. Many hailed the elimination of a man implicated in several terrorist plots. Others wonder how any American citizen can be placed on a death list based on secret intelligence.
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Berkeley Bakes Cupcakes But No Fresh Ideas

In her weekly commentary, Michel Martin says the controversial bake sale hosted by a Republican student group at the University of California, Berkeley, is upsetting for several reasons. The prices were based on customers' race and gender, with white males paying the most.
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A Leading Figure In The New Apostolic Reformation

Several apostles affiliated with the movement helped organize or spoke at Rick Perry's recent prayer rally. A leading apostle, C. Peter Wagner, talks about the movement and its missions, which include acquiring leadership positions in government, the media, and arts and entertainment.
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White House Visit No Happy Ending For '85 Bears

The 1985 Chicago Bears will finally be received at the White House — 26 years after their Super Bowl win. The years haven't all been kind to those of "Super Bowl Shuffle" fame, and some players have paid a price for our entertainment.
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For Grown-Ups, Missing Those Back-To-School Blues

Is it possible to play hooky from real life and return to the magical wonder of learning in a classroom? Writer Ben Dolnick investigates the intellectual doldrums that plague life after graduation.
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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Joy Of Letters

Another tweet, another text, another trite, impersonal way that we choose to communicate with each other in the modern age. Writer Gwen Thompkins describes the ties that bind us to the well-written letter.

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