Philippe Petit, a French high-wire artist, walks across a tightrope suspended between the World Trade Center towers in New York on Aug. 7, 1974. Alan Welner/AP hide caption

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Author Interviews

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.

At a news conference in Boston on May 6, Ugandan LGBT activist John Abdallah Wambere says he is seeking asylum in the U.S. Josh Reynolds/AP hide caption

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World

'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.

Gov. Paul LePage is using his executive power to push through new photo ID requirements on on Electronic Benefit Transfer cards. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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Around the Nation

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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