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Citizen Volunteers Arm Themselves Against Crime In Rural Oregon

High unemployment and the growing use of meth and other drugs have fueled an explosion of property crimes. Amid cuts to law enforcement, community watch groups are cropping up to fill the vacuum.

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Sweetness And Light

Sports Reporting: The Way It Was... And Is

Commentator Frank Deford considers a few athletic and cultural standards that have changed over the years.

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As Shakespeare Turns 450, 'Hamlet' Tour Makes The World A Stage

Shakespeare's Globe Theater aims to take the Bard's iconic play to every country in the world. It will perform everywhere from prestigious theaters to Pacific island beaches.

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Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation?

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As Shakespeare Turns 450, 'Hamlet' Tour Makes The World A Stage

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Over the Rainbow Judy Garland
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Citizen Volunteers Arm Themselves Against Crime In Rural Oregon

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The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet

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Putin's Chess Moves In Ukraine: Brilliant Tactics, But Bad Strategy?

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In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents

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Race To Unearth Civil War-Era Artifacts Before Developer Digs In

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Sports Reporting: The Way It Was ... And Is

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