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Duke Ellington's Lost Opera, Forever A Work In Progress

When the prolific composer died in 1974, he left one of his most ambitious projects unfinished. Forty years later, admirers are still trying to fill in the blanks.

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Marijuana-Laced Treats Leave Colorado Jonesing For Food-Safety Rules

From sodas to truffles to butter, foods infused with THC — the chemical in marijuana that gives you a high — are already for sale in Colorado. But the federal government still considers pot illegal, so the state has to create from scratch its own system to regulate these foods.

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A Century Ago Today, Chaplin Made His Film Debut — In A Dud

The silent-film comic was a flop in the 13-minute Making a Living. But only a few days later, he'd introduce his iconic Little Tramp character — and take the first step toward immortality.

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Obama's State Of The Union And Your Economic Reality

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Philip Seymour Hoffman: An 'Uncanny' Actor Of Stage And Screen

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Marijuana-Laced Treats Leave Colorado Jonesing For Food-Safety Rules

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A Century Ago Today, Chaplin Made His Film Debut — In A Dud

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Duke Ellington's Lost Opera, Forever A Work In Progress

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IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD DUKE ELLINGTON
Angelica Duke Ellington