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Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon speaks during a news conference in his offices on Nov. 21, 2005, in Jerusalem. Sharon announced his split from his right-wing Likud party to form a new political party, Kadima. He was on the way to re-election in 2006 when he suffered a stroke and fell into a coma from which he never awoke. David Silverman/Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East

Ariel Sharon, Whose Life And Career Shaped Israeli History, Dies

The former prime minister, who had been in a coma after suffering a massive stroke in 2006, died on Saturday. Sharon's career spanned the birth of the nation and most of its essential turning points. Israelis had a love-hate relationship with him that was beginning to soften only shortly before his death.

Author Interviews

Doctorow Ruminates On How A 'Brain' Becomes A Mind

E.L. Doctorow's new novel goes inside the brain of a neuroscientist trying to outrun his memories of disaster and the daughter he gave up. He tells NPR's Scott Simon that Andrew's Brain was inspired by his own memories, and by a recurring idea of a little girl hiding her colored-pencil drawings from adult eyes.

Architects at Paolasquare International are giving away this historic house in Arlington, Va. for free. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Architecture

Historic House Is Yours Free, But There's A Catch

In an effort to save a tiny 1920s Sears kit house from demolition, architects are offering it free to anyone who can move it to another property. Current owners of the Arlington, Va., plot want to build a bigger home where the kit house stands.

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Arrival Gustavo Santaolalla 1:26

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As Time Goes By [From Casablanca] Ingrid Bergman & Arthur "Dooley" Wilson 0:06

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