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Biden: Loved By The Left, But With Limits

At the annual conference known as Netroots Nation, the vice president received a warm embrace from progressive activists. But that doesn't mean they want him to run for president in 2016.

Nadine Gordimer passed away this week at age 90, after a lifetime of achievement in writing and anti-apartheid activism. Radu Sigheti/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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In Writing, Nadine Gordimer Explored Why We're All Here

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Salaam - Peace - Hamba Kahle Dollar Brand
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The Typewriter, for orchestra (with typewriters) Leonard Slatkin
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Watch Out For That Butterfly: The Lure Of Literary Time Travel

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Sweetest Melody Marisa Ronstadt & The Know-It-Alls
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Thousands of Iraqis fleeing Sunni extremists fled to the Kurdish city of Erbil, where they lined up here on June 12 at a checkpoint before entering. EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Extremists Leave A Violent Message In A Small Iraqi Town

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Truvada has been around for a decade as a treatment for people who are already HIV-positive. In the last few years, it has also been shown to prevent new infections, and New York officials are embracing the pill as a way to prevent the spread of AIDS. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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As New York Embraces HIV-Preventing Pill, Some Voice Doubts

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I'm Still Here Elaine Stritch
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With Humor, 'Dead And Breathing' Dives Into End-Of-Life Struggles

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Jazz pianist Fred Hersch released his latest album, a trio recording called Floating, in July. Vincent Soyez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Fred Hersch Floats On, With A Dynamic Trio In Tow

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