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To Sell A House In California, It Might Need Good Feng Shui

Chinese nationals are buying real estate in historic numbers in Southern California. That's got some sellers using a new sales pitch: Location, location, location — and chi.

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What Philip Glass And Tommy Tutone Have In Common

Jim Keller manages a famous minimalist composer. He co-wrote "867-5309/Jenny" with Tommy Tutone. And somewhere in between, he's released his third solo album, Heaven Can Wait.

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Parallels

Like 'Doctor Who,' Syrian Activists Hang In Limbo Post-Election

President Bashar Assad's election victory is another sign that exiled Syrian activists may never safely go home. One activist compares it to the fate of the time-traveling, British TV cult hero.

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On The 70th Anniversary Of D-Day, A Look At What Could Have Been
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1955 Roger Neill, Dave Palmer et. al.
Home Warren Ellis & Nick Cave

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Like 'Doctor Who,' Syrian Activists Hang In Limbo Post-Election
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William Tell Overture Gioachino Rossini
Born to Be Wild Steppenwolf
Angeles Elliott Smith

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A Small Device Helps Severely Nearsighted Drivers Hit The Road
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A Catalan Singer With Many Brave And Treacherous Stories To Tell
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Gallo Rojo, Gallo Negro
Song of the Birds (El Cant dels Ocells), folk song Pablo Casals, Prades Festival Orchestra
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White Pérez Prado

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Move Over, Bridgegate: Chris Christie's Next Campaign Roadblock
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Anchor Steam Teebs
Brothers and Sisters Coldplay

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To Sell A House In California, It Might Need Good Feng Shui
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What Philip Glass And Tommy Tutone Have In Common
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