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Business

Puma's Pink And Blue Cleats Make A Bold Play At The World Cup

Soccer players aren't the only ones battling on the pitch: Shoe brands are fighting it out as well. While Adidas and Nike dominate the market, Puma has a sneaky counterattack: mismatched shoes.

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Author Interviews

With Memories And Online Maps, A Man Finds His 'Way Home'

When Saroo Brierley was 4, he hopped on the wrong train in rural India, losing his way and his family. But as he recounts in A Long Way Home, Google Earth helped him return decades later.

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Congress Keeping Close Watch On Obama's Plans In Iraq

President Obama has said that the U.S. is prepared to take targeted military action in Iraq to confront insurgents and that he will consult Congress. But he's said nothing about seeking its approval.

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Congress Keeping Close Watch On Obama's Plans In Iraq

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Georgia's New Pro-Gun Law Triggers Confusion For Some Residents

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You Got to Move Mississippi Fred McDowell

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Puma's Pink And Blue Cleats Make A Bold Play At The World Cup

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A Former Drug Dealer Gives A Great Defense Of The Liberal Arts

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Saving Lives And Surviving Paperwork Inside The LA County ER

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Hard to Tell Young Galaxy
Pretty Suzanne [*] The Monks

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With Memories And Online Maps, A Man Finds His 'Way Home'

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How Does A Jam Band Write Songs? We Asked Phish

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