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Massachusetts' Derrick Gordon (No. 2) drives past Northern Illinois' Dontel Highsmith (No. 4) and Travon Baker (No. 5) during an NCAA basketball game in Amherst, Mass., on Dec. 14. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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Sports

By Helping Gay Athletes, Group Hopes To Refocus On Talent

This week, Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay player in NCAA Division 1 basketball. You Can Play, the organization that helped him through the process, wants to be irrelevant eventually.

Laurel Francoeur's son Jeremy is severely allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soy, sesame and shellfish. Courtesy of Laurel Francoeur hide caption

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The Salt

When Your Child's Food Allergies Are A Matter Of Life And Death

Laurel Francoeur's son has multiple severe allergies. This means keeping certain items out of the house and calling ahead to restaurants. It also means tough talks with her son and other parents.

Ted Leo and Aimee Mann join forces on a new album named for their collaborative songwriting project, The Both. Christian Lantry/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Ted Leo And Aimee Mann On Ego, Humor And The Uncanny Valley

Alternative rock legends in their own right, the pair say their collaboration as The Both began with a shared obsession: a statue in Milwaukee that looks just a little too real.

Different Pulses Asaf Avidan

Kané Fauve

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