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In The 1870s And '80s, Being A Pedestrian Was Anything But

Huge crowds packed arenas to watch the world's best pedestrians walk in circles for six days at a time. And trainers encouraged the athletes to drink champagne — at the time considered a stimulant.

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Another Tragedy For A City All Too Familiar With Extreme Gun Violence

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For Political Conventions, Another Balloon Bursts

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In Between Lines The Album Leaf
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed John Pizzarelli

Sheldon Adelson listens as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition meeting on March 29 in Las Vegas. Several possible GOP presidential candidates gathered in Las Vegas as Adelson, a billionaire casino magnate, looks for a new favorite to help on the 2016 race for the White House. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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Mega-Donor Opens Wallet On The Hill To Kill Online Gambling

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Sad American Kaki King
Woke Up Dead in the Morning Roots of Orchis
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Smithsonian's Air And Space Museum To Get $30 Million Spiffier

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Hayloft Nickel Creek
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One More Speed Bump For Your Retirement Fund: Basic Human Impulse

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The High Voice Of The Low Anthem Breaks Out As Arc Iris

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Singing So Sweetly Arc Iris
Innulamane [The Falcon] Toumast
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Elsie Nickel Creek
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Should The NCAA Change Its Rules To Pay For Play?

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Funk Design (Interlude) The Free Design
Little by Little Radiohead
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A New Era? Afghan Presidential Hopefuls Court Women's Vote

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Los Angeles, No. 2 Brad Mehldau
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The Rosetta Barrage Shark Quest
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St. Louis Blues Don Byron
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Hit The Road Jack Blues Harmonica Band
Things to Come Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars
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