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Muslim Faction Has Its Roots In Cairo Coffee Klatch

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Single Dads By Choice: More Men Going It Alone

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Killer Mike: On Ronald Reagan And Raising Daughters

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Portland, Ore., imposes two different fare structures on taxis and other kinds of short-trip vehicles. Two town car companies say those different rules are unconstitutional. Thomas Hawk/Flickr hide caption

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Rio Environment Meeting Focuses On 'Energy For All'

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Vannak Prum of Cambodia was sold onto a Thai fishing boat where he was forced to work in miserable conditions for three years before escaping. Thailand's huge fishing industry is coming under increasing criticism for using trafficked workers who have been sold to unscrupulous ship captains. Becky Palmstrom and Shannon Service for NPR hide caption

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Lucy Hessel, depicted above at the seaside in 1940, was Vuillard's friend, muse and lover for more than 40 years. She was also the wife of art collector and Vuillard supporter Jos Hessel. Vuillard was with Hessel when he died in June 1940. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles hide caption

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Vuillard: A Parisian Painter And His Jewish Patrons

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