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Slain Priest: 'Bury His Heart, But Not His Love'

The death of Father Mychal Judge, a chaplain to the Fire Department of New York, took on iconic status after a photographer captured an image of rescuers carrying the priest from the World Trade Center. Two men share their thoughts about that day: a cop who helped carry Judge and the priest's best friend.
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A Creepy Collection Of Supernatural Delights

Scary landscapes and spirit creatures appear in many ghost stories. But author Alan Heathcock knows that for the best of them, only the writings of Algernon Blackwood will do. These spooky tales will have you shivering with fright and delight.
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A Libyan Son Mourns His Father's 'Disappearance'

In his novel Anatomy of a Disappearance, Hisham Matar tells the tale of a father kidnapped — much like his own. Matar's father, a vocal opponent of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, disappeared 20 years ago. No one knows if he is dead or alive. "Living in hope is a really terrible thing," Matar says.
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No Language Legacy: Where's The Sept. 11 Vocab?

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, linger in our thoughts, but not so much in our speech. Linguist Geoff Nunberg says "it's striking that 9/11 and its aftereffects have left almost no traces in the language of everyday life."
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In GOP Presidential Field, Science Finds Skeptics

Republicans have a new front-runner for president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who doubts the science of climate change and says creationism should be taught alongside evolution. He's not alone in these views, which may be on display before a national audience at Wednesday night's GOP debate.
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For Hollywood's Dream Factory, A Sober 'New Normal'

The attacks of Sept. 11 changed most everything about American life. As commentator John Ridley reflects, Hollywood and the stories it told were no exception.
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It's A Coin Toss: Presidential Speech Or Football?

Frank Deford wonders about the state of the nation when its citizens think a football game is more important than the president's economic address.

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