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The Salt

Turnspit Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of The Vernepator Cur

The turnspit dog was once an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain. Bred to run in a wheel that turned a roasting spit, the small but strong dogs ensured that the meat cooked evenly.

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Music Interviews

'Bound To Sound Different': The Black Keys On Going Big

In an extended conversation with NPR's Steve Inskeep, the band offers insights on the relationship between creative process and success.

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Parallels

Poverty Among Holocaust Survivors Hits A Nerve In Israel

About a quarter of the 200,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel live below the poverty line. The government is now pushing a plan to increase assistance.

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