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Next week the people of Scotland vote on whether to become independent from the U.K. Author Marie Mutsuki Mockett recommends a book that illuminates the Scottish psyche, Iain Banks' The Crow Road.
If men and women aspire to operate as equals, does a man still pay the bill ...
Men have expressed confusion on how to behave out in the dating world now that gender roles have shifted significantly. Do you open the door, pay for the date, pull out the chair?
Saturday Night Live is bringing a new face to the Weekend Update chair — comedian and former SNL writer, Michael Che.
In Northern Ireland, preacher and politician Ian Paisley died on Friday. Robert Siegel speaks with Paisley's biographer, Ed Moloney, about his legacy.
Cosimo Matassa recorded songs by Fats Domino, Little Richard, Professor Longhair and Jerry Lee Lewis and helped get the New Orleans sound out to the world. Matassa died Thursday at the age of 88.
Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss President Obama's Islamic state speech, Rand Paul and the current political races across the country, with a trend of the public swaying more towards the Republicans.