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Israel's Orthodox Ravers Are On A Holy Mission To Dance

Na Nach is an ultra-Orthodox sect of Judaism with a techno soundtrack. Na Nachs consider having fun a spiritual duty — whether at a wedding or a busy intersection.

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For The Poor, Warmth In The Winter Comes At A Steep Price

Record-cold temperatures in Knoxville, Tenn., have brought with them high utility bills, squeezing wallets. And while there are some assistance programs, there's not enough money to go around.

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Angst In Germany Over Invasion Of American English

Germany has borrowed more than 10,000 American words since 1990 — words like "sorry" and "lounge" and the suffix "-gate." It's a trend that bothers some German purists.

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