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In Aftermath Of Brazil's World Cup Defeat, A Poem To Numb The Pain
Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 this week. Author Kevin Roose says Ernest Thayer's classic poem on failure, "Casey at the Bat," might cheer the Brazilian soccer team up.
The Musician's Secret Slang: A 'Crow,' An Oboe And A Cleveland Call-Out
Every profession has a jargon all its own; musicians are no different. Oboist Alli Gessner and blues musician Brian Brickley offer terms distinctive to music: "crowing" and "good night, Cleveland."
Fate Of The New N.C. Voter ID Law Now Rests In A Judge's Hands
North Carolina's voter ID law has come under fire in the courts. A judge will soon decide whether parts of the law should be implemented or delayed.
House GOP Plows Forward With Plans To Sue Obama
While House Republicans move ahead with their lawsuit alleging executive branch overreach, Obama is using the challenge to score political points of his own.
Veterans Kick The Prescription Pill Habit, Against Doctors' Orders
There's overmedicating and self-medicating, but some vets are "de-medicating." Prescribed multiple drugs to deal with PTSD and pain, they've stopped taking them — without authorization.
Feds Tighten Lab Security After Anthrax, Bird Flu Blunders
The sloppy handling by federal scientists of the world's scariest germs must stop, says the dismayed head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Are his new rules enough?
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