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'Two Men In Town' Covers Old Desert Ground

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There's not much that's new in the criminal-goes-straight story Two Men In Town, but a good performance from Forest Whitaker helps it along.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of February 26, 2015

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Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction, about how human activity is affecting different species, appears at No. 6.

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Chilean Cyclist Nearing Record Killed By Truck In Rural Thailand

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Juan Francisco Guillermo, 47, had been hoping to set a Guinness record by cycling more than 155,000 miles on five continents over five years.

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In LA, Vets Become Homeless Faster Than The VA Can House Them

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The Veterans Administration pledged to end homelessness among veterans by this year. Some cities will meet the goal, but LA is way behind, with the country's highest number of vets on the street

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