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Deceptive Cadence

Talking Great Teachers And Students With Two Piano Masters

The relationship between a teacher and a student can be transformative. And what pianists Gary Graffman and Lang Lang say about that work together resonates far beyond music.

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The Salt

Flying This Holiday? Here Are A Few Tips To Survive Airline Food

It's not just lack of quality or freshness that can put a damper on your in-flight meal: Our senses are scrambled at high altitudes. Those sweet and salty sensors might be off as much as 30 percent while in flight.

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The Sunday Conversation

After Coming Out, Gay Mormon Finds Unlikely Support At Church

Jamison Manwaring says life is better since he came out to his family and friends in the Mormon community. Now you tell us: Have you had to reconcile a loved one's sexuality with your own beliefs?

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Pension Cut Angers Senate's Staunchest Military Supporters

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Ruins Portico Quartet
Killing Yourself On a Beach Gold Panda

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Grasslands Get Squeezed As Another 1.6 Million Acres Go Into Crops

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Mannheim Steamroller
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CAR Atrocities Must Be Answered, Says U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power

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John Boy Brad Mehldau

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After Coming Out, Gay Mormon Finds Support At Home

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Moon Waltz Brian Reitzell, Dave Palmer, Roger Neill

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Talking Great Teachers And Students With Two Piano Masters

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