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5 Million Chickens To Be Killed As Bird Flu Outbreak Puzzles Industry
A flu strain deadly to chickens and turkeys is striking farms in the West and Midwest. This week, it hit an Iowa facility with millions of egg-laying hens. No one knows how it's entering houses.
Teaching Students To Hear The Music In The Built World
Cooper Union architecture professor Diana Agrest has influenced generations of accomplished architects. Now in her 70s, Agrest was one of the first women to teach in the largely male-dominated field.
Too Often, Some Say, Volunteer Officers Just Want To Play Cop
The fatal shooting of a suspect by a volunteer deputy in Tulsa, Okla., raises the question that some have already been asking: Why are nonprofessionals allowed to wear badges and carry guns?
At Last: Kentucky Authorities Bust Ring Behind Great Bourbon Heist
In 2013, more than 200 bottles of pricey Pappy Van Winkle bourbon vanished from a Kentucky distillery. Tuesday authorities announced indictments in what appears to be a much bigger crime syndicate.
Revisiting A Suburbia-Gone-Sour In Ross Macdonald's Crime Fiction
A reissue of four of the detective writer's 1950s novels excavates the dark depths of California's suburban decay. Maureen Corrigan praises Macdonald's "psychological depth" and "penetrating vision."
After 20 Years On 'The Job,' NYC Police Officer Tells His Intense Stories
"Your heart is pounding; your adrenaline is shooting out of your ears," Steve Osborne says. "And you got one second to get it right." He retired from the force in 2003. His memoir is called The Job.
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