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'Possessed By Genius': A Centennial Tribute To William S. Burroughs

The Beat Generation icon was a magnet for artists, musicians and wannabe hipsters. In a 1985 interview, the author credited his most groundbreaking work to the fallout from his wife's accidental death at his own hands, saying, "It was an event that ... made me into a writer." Burroughs died in 1997.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (left), son of assassinated Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, arrives for a festival at Moenjodaro in southern Pakistan on Feb. 1. The event was seen as a political coming-out party for Bhutto, whose family has prominently featured in Pakistani politics for decades. Waqar Hussein/EPA/Landov hide caption

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In Pakistan, Another Bhutto Joins The Risky Family Business

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had a coming-out party of sorts over the weekend. At 25, he belongs to the next generation of Bhuttos, the family that has dominated the country's politics for decades. And in an interview, he says he does not fear the turbulent politics that claimed the life of his mother and grandfather.

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What Bill Gates' New Role Could Mean For Microsoft

In recent years, the Microsoft co-founder has pulled back from his work at the company to focus on his foundation — improving global health and reducing poverty. But his hands-on days at Microsoft are not over. Gates is stepping down as chairman but moving into a part-time role as technology adviser.

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An Artificial Arm Gives One Man The Chance To Feel Again

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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (left), son of assassinated Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, arrives for a festival at Moenjodaro in southern Pakistan on Feb. 1. The event was seen as a political coming-out party for Bhutto, whose family has prominently featured in Pakistani politics for decades. Waqar Hussein/EPA/Landov hide caption

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More Than 80,000 Tons Of Coal Ash Flow Into N.C. River

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What Bill Gates' New Role Could Mean For Microsoft

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'Possessed By Genius': A Centennial Tribute To William S. Burroughs

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