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Embattled Yazidis Say They Are Now Enduring Atrocity No. 74

The Yazidis are a small religious minority and have faced persecution again and again over the centuries. Some say it is now time to leave Iraq for good.

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More Men Put Ambitions On Back Burner For Their Partners' Careers

Women have been moving for their husbands' jobs for decades. But today, more men are following in their partners' footsteps — and grappling with the implications for their own careers.

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Haruki Murakami Paints A 'Colorless' Character In A Vividly Imagined World

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, about a young man looking for closure, offers Haruki Murakami's trademark blend of fantasy and reality. Some moments fall flat, but many others are intoxicating.

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Embattled Yazidis Say They Are Now Enduring Atrocity No. 74

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How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever

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Met Opera Tentatively Settles With 2 Major Unions

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More Men Put Ambitions On Back Burner For Their Partners' Careers

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Indian Summer Whomadewho
Camp Yabassi Echoes Manu Dibango
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Hit Hard By Ebola, Liberia Now Has A Third Treatment Center

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Oklahoma Wind Power Companies Run Into Headwinds

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One Year After Calif. Rim Fire, Debate Simmers Over Forest Recovery

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