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How To Pack Up A Neighborhood, Cumin Included

For commentator Sandip Roy, his niece's departure for college on another continent brings a level of unexpected poignancy. In this essay, he counsels her on how to say goodbye to her Indian neighborhood — while leaving room for the memories that make her community a home.
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The Effect Of An Absent Clause On Dr. King's Cause

There are hazards in paraphrasing important quotes, as poet Maya Angelou pointed out when she criticized the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on the National Mall. Excerpts are often reduced to clips, bites and tweets, and quotes get transformed to fit — or get attention. But this is not new.
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Cheney: I'd Still Like To Know Why Palin Quit As Governor

"I've never gotten around the question of her having left the governorship of Alaska in mid-term," former Vice President Dick Cheney said today when asked about fellow Republican Sarah Palin and her suitability for national office.
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A Father Reflects On Strength And Meeting His Match

Robert Stover, 83, grew up moving from town to town. Born puny but bright, he tells his daughter, Valerie Anderson, 56, that he got beaten up a lot. Later, he married Valerie's mom, Kay, who was beautiful but scrawny and strong-willed. "She was my match. Some days, she was more than my match."
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A Father Reflects On Strength And Meeting His Match

Robert Stover, 83, grew up moving from town to town. Born puny but bright, he tells his daughter, Valerie Anderson, 56, that he got beaten up a lot. Later, he married Valerie's mom, Kay, who was beautiful but scrawny and strong-willed. "She was my match. Some days, she was more than my match."
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Condoleezza Rice Resents Cheney's 'Attack On My Integrity'

She also disputes his account of her crying during one meeting. "I don't remember coming to the vice president tearfully about anything in the entire eight years that I knew him," Rice tells Reuters.
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Washington Partisans Pick Up Right Where They Left Off

Job creation may be the biggest issue facing the nation this fall, but it's not what set off the latest test of wills between the White House and Republican leaders of Congress on Wednesday.
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Ron Paul: 'Philosophy Of Liberty And The Constitution' Has Been Vindicated

From financial crises to problems with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Paul said, his warnings about a government that's too big and spending that's out of control have come true.

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