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Even In Lebanon, No Safe Haven For Syrian Dissidents

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Escapist Gojogo
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Friendly's — the iconic family ice-cream parlor — has filed for bankruptcy protection.

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Is Nostalgia Enough To Save Friendly's?

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What Quid? Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
Paan Man Boogie Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
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Minnesota Lynx guard Candice Wiggins (center) goes up for a shot against Atlanta Dream center Alison Bales (left) and forward Sancho Lyttle in the second half of Game 1 of the WNBA finals basketball series on Sunday.

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WNBA Has Higher TV Ratings But Uncertain Future

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Puppets [Röyksopp Remix] Depeche Mode
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Ryan Van Duzer, an outdoor enthusiast who has starred in reality TV adventure shows, visits Colorado schools to talk about how working out can be entertainment. He says he often leaves frustrated after kids tell him about staying inside playing video games. Kirk Siegler for NPR hide caption

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The Thinnest State Loosens Its Belt

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My Little Pony is a Hasbro toy, but it's also a Discovery/Hasbro TV show on The Hub.

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Skipping The Ads On TV? Get Ready For The Shows That Are The Ads

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Mother Daughter Bill Frisell & 858 Quartet
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Despite the popularity of college football, according to Frank Deford, only 14 athletic departments show a profit. Why? Because football has to cover the costs of the college sports that lose money.

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The Luxurious Revenue College Sports Model

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Juan Carlos Oviedo, seen here closing a game for the Marlins under the name Leo Nunez, remains in the Dominican Republic after admitting falsifying documents.

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Relief Pitcher Admits Living A Lie, And Then Life Gets Complicated

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