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Workers pose for a photo at the Hoboken de Bie & Co. gin distillery in Rotterdam, Netherlands, circa 1900. By the end of the 19th century, cocktail culture had helped make gin a more respectable spirit. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Book Of Gin' Distills A Spirited History

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Music Articles

Music-Streaming Services Hunt For Paying Customers

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American bartender Harry Craddock mixes a drink at the Savoy Hotel in London in 1926. Craddock is known for helping to popularize the Corpse Reviver, one of the drinks featured in historian Lesley Blume's book about vintage cocktail culture. Topical Press Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Shake It Up! Vintage Cocktails Are Ripe For Revival

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Raj Rajaratnam, center, billionaire co-founder of Galleon Group, is surrounded by photographers as leaves Manhattan federal court May 11 after being convicted of insider trading charges. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Law

Wall Street Wiretaps: Investigators Use Insiders' Own Words To Convict Them

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Mobile apps and devices track a user's health statistics. But those data are sometimes sold and can end up in the hands of employers and insurance companies. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Who Could Be Watching You Watching Your Figure? Your BossKQED Public Media

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A lone employee oversees Hewlett-Packard workstations being assembled at a plant on Jan. 1, 1993. Huge improvements in computer technology propelled the economy during that decade. Ovak Arslanian/Time hide caption

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Back To The Economy Of The '90s? Not So Fast

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House Speaker John Boehner pauses during a news conference Thursday. House GOP leaders abruptly canceled a vote on his measure after they failed to round up enough votes for it to pass. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Politics

Plug Pulled On 'Plan B,' House Breaks For Christmas

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A visitor handles a revolver at a Smith & Wesson display during the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits on April 14 at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo. Whitney Curtis/Getty Images hide caption

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It's All Politics

Single-Issue Solidarity Behind NRA's Clout

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Flowers, candles and stuffed animals make up a makeshift memorial in Newtown, Conn., on Monday. Much of the initial news coverage of Friday's events was later found to be inaccurate. Eric Thayer/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Shootings In Newtown, Conn.

Coverage Rapid, And Often Wrong, In Tragedy's Early Hours

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South Korean presidential candidate Park Geun-hye, who appears slightly favored in Wednesday's election, is the daughter of a military dictator who ran the country for nearly two decades. She would be South Korea's first female president. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Daughter Of A Dictator Favored In S. Korean Election

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