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For Artistic Criminal, Breaking Rules Is Key To 'Creativity'

Performer Philippe Petit, who walked between the World Trade Center towers in 1974, says the difference between the average criminal and an artistic one is that the former takes and the latter gives.

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'Nowhere To Go,' Ugandan LGBT Activist Applies For Asylum In U.S.

The Ugandan government passed a law criminalizing homosexuality in February. John Abdallah Wambere, a prominent gay rights organizer, says he could face jail or even death if he returns home.

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Despite Objections, Maine Governor Acts On Food Stamp Fraud

Facing a tight re-election battle, Gov. Paul LePage is moving ahead with a plan to require photos on EBT cards, even though the state's Legislature blocked his sweeping proposals earlier this year.

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Veterans' Success At Home: More Than Just Landing Any Job

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Despite Objections, Maine Governor Acts On Food Stamp Fraud

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'Nowhere To Go,' Ugandan LGBT Activist Applies For Asylum In U.S.

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'Stand Up Planet' Follows Jokes To Serious Global Issues

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For Artistic Criminal, Breaking Rules Is Key To 'Creativity'

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In The Studio With Rodrigo Y Gabriela

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