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An old police car is permanently parked on the highway through O'Brien, Ore., where cuts to the sheriff's office have prompted some locals to mount crime patrols. Jeff Barnard/AP hide caption

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Law

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.

Back in the day, people used to ask Frank Deford who he thought was the greatest boxer. Nowadays, nobody even asks about boxing. Getty Images hide caption

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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.

The theater troupe is kicking off its Hamlet tour with three performances at Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London. Alastair Grant/AP hide caption

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Theater

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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