May 30, 2010 The longtime Weekend Edition Sunday host announces her plan to retire at the end of May 2011.
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May 29, 2010 Every few weeks each spring, Whitman's Feeds in North Bennington, Va., gets a shipment of baby chicks via the U.S. Postal Service. The fuzzy little peepers scrabble noisily in a paper-lined box under a couple of heat lamps, waiting for the customers who've ordered them to take them home.
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Dennis Hopper received an Oscar nomination for his performance in <em><em><em><em><em><em>Hoos<em>iers<em> and<em> for the <em>Easy Rider screenplay, which he co-wrote with Peter Fonda.
May 29, 2010 Actor Dennis Hopper has died of complications from prostate cancer. Hopper made a name for himself in the classic films Blue Velvet, Rebel Without a Cause and, most famously, Easy Rider. But his path to enduring fame was far from easy.
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May 29, 2010 Airport security measures can seem absurd. But before you groan, remember: You can fly to more places, from the Statue of Liberty to the Great Wall, in just a short time than your grandparents could in a lifetime. So just count your blessings, and take off your shoes.
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Gary Coleman (right) with fellow Diff'rent Strokes cast members Conrad Bain and Todd Bridges (left). This was a publicity photo for the NBC series.
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May 28, 2010 The Diff’rent Strokes' actor died without ever having the opportunity to grow up.
May 28, 2010 A White House memo says there were discussions -- through former President Bill Clinton -- to get Joe Sestak to end his primary challenge to Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter. But it concludes that no laws were violated.
Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas must survive a runoff to be on her party's ballot in November.
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May 28, 2010 If you're wondering how scary the anti-incumbent tide looks to incumbents, ask any U.S. senator on the ballot this year. But hurry, the species is endangered.
May 28, 2010 Pedro Noguera of The Nation says the Obama administration gets some credit for not ignoring education despite being preoccupied with several formidable challenges. But the new initiatives do not reflect the change many hoped Obama would deliver.
May 28, 2010 Jesse Zwick of The New Republic says the first thing Bobby Jindal did right was acknowledge the scope of the catastrophe. This might not seem deserving of praise -- until one looks at how other Republicans have reacted.
May 28, 2010 Daniel Foster of the National Review says that as Palin matures into a force in the conservative movement, she would do well to show America more of her light-hearted side. During campaigns she had to dampen the jokes, but we're increasingly seeing her showcase a willingness to poke fun at herself and still get tough on politics.
Happily Ever After: Danny and Bunny, and Hunny and Elliott, got married after meeting during the summer of 1946.
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May 28, 2010 As teenagers, identical twin sisters Hunny and Bunny Feller landed summer jobs at a hotel in New York's Catskill Mountains. There, they met another set of identical twins -- and so began a love story, or twin love stories, that lasted for decades.
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May 27, 2010 Young women who get pregnant often aren't irresponsible or misinformed. Lynn Harris of The Nation says that new studies suggest that many of their partners are coercing pregnancy, or sabotaging attempts at prevention.
May 27, 2010 Ilian Greenberg of Foreign Policy says the U.S. demands for the extradition of a notorious gang leader have exposed an island paradise as a violent narcostate teetering on the edge of chaos.
May 27, 2010 William Galston of The New Republic says there has been no place to hide from the Great Recession, and the traditional formula -- get a good education and be persistent -- is not reliably producing the right outcomes.
May 27, 2010 Michael Barone of the National Review says this month's primaries have pushed the democrats into civil war. The party's big-government policies have proved, to their surprise, to be highly unpopular.
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