Charlotte Hornets guard Muggsy Bogues (left) works his way around New York Knicks guard Chris Childs in the first half of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs on April 24, 1997. Bill Kostroun/AP hide caption

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My Big Break

No Small Feat: The NBA's Shortest Player Never Gave Up

At 5 foot 3, Muggsy Bogues holds the record as shortest player in NBA history. Criticism of his height started on the basketball courts of the Baltimore projects, and continued well into his career.

Companies from Jordan, Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran were among the more than 100 Internet startups at this year's Startup Istanbul event on Sept. 30. It was Iranian entrepreneurs' first time competing on an international stage. Courtesy of Startup Istanbul hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Iranian Entrepreneurs Make Pitches That Are Just Practice, For Now

Young Iranians are brimming with ideas for tech startups, but extensive financial sanctions facing their country prevent them from entering the global marketplace.

Mississippi Rebels fans cheer for their team prior to their game on October 18. The University of Mississippi has been in an ongoing effort to distance the state's flagship academic institution from its segregationist history. Michael Chang/Getty Images hide caption

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Around the Nation

'Ole Miss' Debates Campus Traditions With Confederate Roots MPB

The University of Mississippi is making an ongoing effort to remove potentially divisive and racially charged symbols to try and make the campus more welcoming, but not everybody welcomes the changes.

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Say you want to make creme brulee, but don't own a kitchen blowtorch. What to do? In Toronto, there's a new solution: a start-up offering a library just for kitchen tools and appliances. Radius Images/Corbis hide caption

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The Salt

A New Lending Library — For Your Kitchen Ozy.com

Fondue sets, ice cream makers and juicers are fun to have, but they take up a lot of cash — and counter space. So a new Toronto start-up offers subscription-based access to borrowed appliances.

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Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost argues about gun legislation in 2013. Bost's angry rants have become a campaign issue in his race against Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart for Enyart's U.S. House seat. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Ranting And Throwing Papers: An Angry Candidate Runs For Congress KRCU

State Rep. Mike Bost's rants on the Illinois House floor are the stuff viral dreams are made of. Bost says he has good reason to be upset, and wants voters to share his anger.

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Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo have been married, making music, and performing together for more than 35 years. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Pat Benatar And Neil Giraldo: Tales From A Rock 'N' Roll Marriage

Every relationship has an origin story. For Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, it all goes back to the moment in the late 1970s when Benatar signed a recording deal with Chrysalis Records — who immediately fired everyone in her band but the bass player.

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