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The Ones Who Dream: A Guide To 2017's Bold, Inventive Oscars Music

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The Academy has a history of baffling picks for Best Score — but this year's nominees are so daring and startling that it's hard to go wrong.

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A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

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People were dropping dead in Malaysia, and no one could figure out why their brains were swelling. A young scientist solved the mystery. Then he had to get people to believe him.

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For Barcelona Activist Turned Mayor, The Anti-Corruption Goals Stay The Same

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Ada Colau is a former Occupy activist, once arrested for blocking home evictions during Spain's economic crisis. Now she's Barcelona's mayor, a job in which, she says, "you're closest to the people."

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How The Long-Lash Look Went From The Red Carpet To Everyday Life

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False eyelashes used to be mostly seen on people in movies and were hard to put on and take off. But these days, you can see that red carpet false-eyelash look on people almost anywhere.

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Kuwait Celebration At Trump Hotel Raises Conflict Of Interest Questions

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Kuwait is celebrating its national day at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. The ambassador rejects suggestions that Kuwait is trying to curry favor with President Trump.

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'The Poky Little Puppy' And His Fellow Little Golden Books Are Turning 75

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Sold in supermarkets for just 25 cents, these inexpensive picture books — with cheerful illustrations and golden spines — were designed to democratize the children's book market.

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Trump And CPAC: A Complicated Relationship No More

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Conservatives embraced their new leader at their pre-eminent annual gathering. Meanwhile, Trump's team was quick to draw comparisons between the new president and CPAC's longtime hero, Ronald Reagan.

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Past Presidents Made History In First Address To Congress

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Continuity of tradition and shared power is what ceremonies such as the address to Congress are all about. They start the process by which independent personalities become part of the government.

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Trump Takes His Vision To Congress, The Country And An Audience For The Ages

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When he enters the historic chamber and re-enacts the ritual on Tuesday, he will be stepping into a dimension of real and limitless consequences — one in which he is still a celebrity apprentice.

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River Guide Wants People To Paddle The Mighty Mississippi, Not Fear It

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Few people that live in the Mississippi Delta ever go out on the river. John Ruskey, owner of Quapaw Canoeing Company, wants to change that and get people connected with this wild place.

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Black Muslims Face Double Jeopardy, Anxiety In The Heartland

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The intersection of these two identities has become more acute thanks to Black Lives Matter and protests against the Trump administration's executive order on immigration.

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A Cautious Go-Ahead for Human Gene Editing

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Can This Treatment Combat Hearing Loss?

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Computer Hacks of the Future, and How to Prevent Them

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How Can We Discover Better Antibiotics?

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A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

People were dropping dead in Malaysia, and no one could figure out why their brains were swelling. A young scientist...

Past Presidents Made History In First Address To Congress

Continuity of tradition and shared power is what ceremonies such as the address to Congress are all about. They...

Trump Takes His Vision To Congress, The Country And An Audience For The Ages

When he enters the historic chamber and re-enacts the ritual on Tuesday, he will be stepping into a dimension of...

Trump And CPAC: A Complicated Relationship No More

Conservatives embraced their new leader at their pre-eminent annual gathering. Meanwhile, Trump's team was quick to...

For Barcelona Activist Turned Mayor, The Anti-Corruption Goals Stay The Same

Ada Colau is a former Occupy activist, once arrested for blocking home evictions during Spain's economic crisis. Now...

Kuwait Celebration At Trump Hotel Raises Conflict Of Interest Questions

Kuwait is celebrating its national day at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. The ambassador rejects...

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