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All The Writers You Love Probably Love Dorothy Dunnett

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 6:03am

Author Alaya Dawn Johnson describes the late historical novelist as the literary equivalent of the Velvet Underground: "Not many people bought the books, but everyone who did wrote a novel."

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Ebola Survivor: The Best Word For The Virus Is 'Aggression'

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 5:59am

Dr. Ian Crozier was Emory University Hospital's sickest Ebola patient; his kidneys failed and he was on life support. He made a miraculous recovery and says the illness made him a better physician.

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ICYMI 2014: Soccer Field Standoff Highlights Gentrification Tension

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 5:50am

A fight over the use of a soccer field in San Francisco's fast-changing Mission District pitted Latino youth against tech workers.

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'The Bishop's Wife' Tracks A Killer In A Mormon Community

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 5:32am

The mystery about the disappearance of a young Mormon woman was inspired by a real-life story. Author Mette Ivie Harrison talks about her own struggles with faith and stereotypes of Mormon mothers.

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For Pieta Brown, Music Is A Father-Daughter Dance

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 5:22am

As a child, Brown had to connect with her folk singer dad, Greg Brown, from a distance. Now, as adults and peers, their musical lives are intertwined.

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With Each New Upheaval In Iraq, More Minorities Flee

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 5:08am

"We like Iraq, but Iraq doesn't like us," says a displaced Christian man. He's just one of example of religious minorities who have been dislodged from parts of Iraq where they have ancient roots.

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