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The Salt

Do Try This At Home: Three Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.

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Israel And The West Bank Through Fresh Eyes

A dozen photographers were set loose with the aim of seeing an old conflict in a new light. The result is a photo exhibit now showing in Tel Aviv and coming soon to the U.S.

German Finance Minister Wolfang Schaeuble is depicted on a pro No poster (left) next to a graffiti (right) that read "No" (Nein) in German but also sounds like "Yes" in Greek. The photo was taken in Athens, on Sunday. Kay Nietfeld/DPA/Landov hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Greeks Decide The Fate Of Their Economy In Crucial Referendum

The vote is on an international bailout that includes harsh austerity measures. The Athens government is instead pushing for a "no" vote that would give it a mandate to try to negotiate debt relief.

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Sunday Puzzle

What's A Pirate's Least-Favorite Puzzle? One That Hates Arrrrs

In each pair of clues, the answer to the first clue is a word that contains the consecutive letters A-R. Drop the A-R, and the remaining letters in order will form a word that answers the second clue.

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The Salt

Aphrodisiacs Can Spark Sexual Imagination, But Probably Not Libido WHYY

Going on a picnic with someone special? Make sure to pack watermelon, a food that lore says is an aphrodisiac. No food is actually scientifically linked to desire, but here's how some got that rep.

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Law

Of All U.S. Police Shootings, One-Quarter Reportedly Involve The Mentally Ill

In compiling a database of fatal police shootings, The Washington Post took an extra step — finding details about the mental health of the deceased. Reporter Kimberly Kindy relates what she learned.

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Music

For Danny Elfman, The Strange Worlds Of Tim Burton Just Make Sense

Tim Burton's shadowy tales have taken us from a pastel suburban paradise to the dark streets of Gotham City. But what would Burton's mysterious films be without Danny Elfman's iconic music?

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History

What Happened To British Loyalists After The Revolutionary War?

Not everyone celebrated when the British surrendered at Yorktown. About a fifth of all colonists remained loyal to the crown; for them, the American victory spelled exodus and, often, more violence.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Just A Few Important Words About The 'Declaration Of Independence'

Along with the words and phrases that still ring out 239 years later are less noticed turns of phrase. They say a lot about the messages Thomas Jefferson and the other founding fathers wanted to send.

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Around the Nation

'Chasing Memories' In Their Refugee Camp 40 Years After Fleeing Vietnam

Thousands of refugees escaped Vietnam after Saigon fell in 1975. Some recently returned to the site of their former refugee camp for a 40-year reunion — including the mother of NPR's Hansi Lo Wang.

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