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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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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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