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Fossil Fans Get Their Dino-Fix Before Smithsonian Renovates

The Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., got its new T. rex just in time to close its fossil hall for five years of renovations — longer than some dinosaur fans have even been alive.

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Artist Ralph Steadman: A Nice Man, For A Pictorial Assassin

A documentary about the British artist, known for his illustrations of Hunter S. Thompson's work, asks how such a warm and generous man could make such scary drawings.

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Oregon Gives Up On Its Own Obamacare Exchange

High hopes dashed, Oregon is the first state to abandon having its own health insurance marketplace. Now it has to figure out how to transition to HealthCare.gov.

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That Can Be Arranged Tom Vek

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Artist Ralph Steadman: A Nice Man, For A Pictorial Assassin

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Fools Gold The Stone Roses

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The Risk And Reward Of Monitoring Elections In The Middle East

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Giving Up On Its Obamacare Exchange No Cure For Oregon's Ills

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Fossil Fans Get Their Dino-Fix Before Smithsonian Renovates

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Get It On (Bang a Gong) T. Rex
Police & Thieves Zara McFarlane
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