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Books

A Town Divided Over The Next Chapter Of An Iconic Harper Lee Book

There's plenty of speculation about whether the octogenarian author really intended to release the manuscript, discovered by her lawyer last year.

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Asia

In Nepal, Efforts Underway To Salvage Ancient Sites Damaged By Quake

At least 70 ancient sites in the Kathmandu Valley were damaged or destroyed in last month's quake. Archaeologists and others are trying to protect and recover as much as they can, as fast as possible.

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My Big Break

From Bond Girl To Medicine Woman: Jane Seymour's Big Break

The actress is best known for her role as Dr. Quinn, the physician on the American frontier. But her big break came years before, when she played 007's tarot-reading love interest in Live and Let Die.

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Jazz Night In America

A New Jazz Suite For Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes

Saxophonist and composer Steve Coleman's new album for large ensemble is called Synovial Joints, after the different ways the human body moves. The MacArthur fellow explains how nature inspires him.

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