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U.S.

Handguns In America And The Rise Of The 'Concealed-Carry Lifestyle'

"Something really profound has changed in the way that we use guns," journalist Evan Osnos says. He estimates that 13 million people are licensed to carry a concealed gun in America.

Handguns In America And The Rise Of The 'Concealed-Carry Lifestyle'

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Television

'There's A Reason Why I Play Anxious Characters,' Says 'Veep' Actor Tony Hale

Hale played Buster on Arrested Development and is Gary Walsh on the HBO series Veep. "It comes from a lot of personal anxiety," Hale says. "It's really fun to bring that into the characters."

'There's A Reason Why I Play Anxious Characters,' Says 'Veep' Actor Tony Hale

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Commentary

What It's Like To Be A Part Of The 'Vanishing Middle Class'

Mat Johnson grew up poor, but managed to land in the middle class as an adult. Still, he says, opportunities for advancement are few and far between, and it's all too easy to slide back economically.

What It's Like To Be A Part Of The 'Vanishing Middle Class'

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History

Forgotten History: How The New England Colonists Embraced The Slave Trade

American slavery predates the founding of the United States. Wendy Warren, author of New England Bound, says the early colonists imported African slaves and enslaved and exported Native Americans.

Forgotten History: How The New England Colonists Embraced The Slave Trade

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Music

How The Band Eggs Over Easy Kicked Off London's Pub-Rock Movement

In the mid-1970s, a hard-luck band from California was in the right place at the right time and changed London's rock-and-roll scene. Their album Good 'N' Cheap has just been reissued.

How The Band Eggs Over Easy Kicked Off London's Pub-Rock Movement

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Shots - Health News

Sobering Up, And Facing The Reality Of Sex Without 'Liquid Courage'

Author Sarah Hepola had to rethink her sex life after she quit drinking when she was 35. "Nothing frightened me as much as sex without alcohol," she says.

Sobering Up, And Facing The Reality Of Sex Without 'Liquid Courage'

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