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How Bad Directions (And A Sandwich) Started World War I

World War I began 100 years ago this summer. The spark — Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination — was dramatic, tragic and, in some ways, almost comic.

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Freshly Baked Art: Cookies That Are A Feast For The Eyes

For an online community of crafty bakers, a cookie is more than just a crumbly delight. They're taking cookie decorating to new heights of intricacy, from carnival carousels to beach-themed treats.

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Despite Diplomatic Tensions, U.S.-Russian Space Ties Persist

NASA needs Russian rockets to reach the International Space Station, and Russia needs NASA's money to help finance operations.

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Groups Use Cash Prizes To Encourage Saving

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Find the Song Mary Youngblood
Circling Four Tet
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How Bad Directions (And A Sandwich?) Started World War I

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Despite Diplomatic Tensions, U.S.-Russia Space Ties Persist

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Sheryl Sandberg: The Word 'Bossy' Should Be Banned

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Light Through the Veins Jon Hopkins
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What Pepsi Can Teach Us About Soft (Drink) Power In Russia

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Freshly Baked Art: Cookies That Are A Feast For The Eyes

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SXSW: Software, Apps Still Rule But A Hardware Resurgence Is On

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