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Even In Snowden-Friendly Brazil, Asylum May Be 'Bridge Too Far'

Should they or shouldn't they? That's the question Brazilians are asking themselves after Edward Snowden's "open letter" lauding Brazil's role in protecting privacy rights and alluding to his hand in uncovering spying against their president.

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Sweetness And Light

Supporting The Home Team From The Comfort Of Your Couch

Nowadays, do you have to show your support by purchasing a ticket? As much of the nation endures a historic deep freeze, commentator Frank Deford discusses weather and outdoor stadium sports.

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For LBJ, The War On Poverty Was Personal

Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson declared an "unconditional war on poverty in America." It was something he knew well, says historian Robert Caro. As a boy, Johnson and his family often had little food and were "literally afraid every month that the bank might take away" their house.

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Kentucky County That Gave War On Poverty A Face Still Struggles

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Lindsey Vonn Is Out, But Some Advertisers May Still Win

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Who They Wish I Was Christian Scott

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Supporting The Home Team From The Comfort Of Your Couch

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31-Year-Old Hopes To Ski Past Her (Younger) Competitors

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