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A Writer Moves To 'Bettyville' To Care For His Elderly Mom

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:26pm

In 2011, George Hodgman visited his mother Betty for her 91st birthday in Paris, Missouri. When he saw she needed care, he left Manhattan to live with her. But she still hasn't accepted that he's gay.

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50 Years Of The Hollies

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:26pm

Not many bands can celebrate a silver anniversary, which is why Fresh Air music historian Ed Ward wishes more people made a bigger deal out of The Hollies.

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U.S. College Finds Priceless Coin Collection — In Its Own Library

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:04pm

A dozen gold Roman coins — one from each reign of Rome's first emperors, starting with Julius Caesar — spent decades on a shelf in the University at Buffalo's library.

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The App Of The Moment: Meerkat Tests Our Desire To Share Live Video

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:55am

The new mobile app for live video streaming piggybacks off Twitter and is easy to use. Meerkat comes at a time when video is increasingly popular. But can the hype last?

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12,000 Words About A-Rod, And Not A Single One From Him

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:52am

J.R. Moehringer spent more than 100 hours with Alex Rodriguez to write a piece for ESPN The Magazine, but didn't quote him once.

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Oakland Police Turn Corner On History Of Violence

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:40am

The department has long had a violent reputation, but relations between the police and citizens have improved.

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