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Sweetness And Light

Deford: Frankly, Hot Dogs Best Served At The Ballpark

Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack. Sausages are the food most closely linked to the national pastime, says Frank Deford.

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The Record

Taylor Swift Aims For Pop's Throne

Erstwhile country singer Taylor Swift has a new sound and a new goal: to be the world's biggest pop star, with all the attention and provocation that comes with the job.

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Politics

With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.

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With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

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Nick Sfarzo's Mazurka Paul Rangell & Emily Abbink
Riccardo Tunzi's Favorite Paul Rangell & Emily Abbink
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Rights Of Protesters, Media Misunderstood In Ferguson

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Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board

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TEQUILA THE CHAMPS
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Reporting On Ebola: An Abandoned 10-Year-Old, A Nervous Neighborhood

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Gay-Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

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Deford: Frankly, Hot Dogs Best Served At The Ballpark

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Liberia Blocks Off Neighborhood In Ebola Quarantine, Sparking Riot

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