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Tom Waits: The Fresh Air Interview

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Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite, seen here in brain tissue, that can alter the behavior of the host. It can make rodents attracted to cats, leaving them vulnerable to getting eaten.

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Invasion Of The Mind-Controlling Zombie Parasites

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Official: No 'Silver Bullet' To Solve Housing Crisis

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Scott Spencer: Plot Twists, Where Everything Changes

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It took 14 years for stone carvers to create the Mount Rushmore monument, seen here in 1995. Gloria Del Bianco's father, Luigi, led the carving team.

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A Stone Carver's Daughter Tells Of Mount Rushmore

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"We are entering a golden age of journalism," says David Carr of The New York Times. "I look at my backpack ... and it contains more journalistic firepower than the entire newsroom that I walked into 30-40 years ago."

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David Carr: The News Diet Of A Media Omnivore

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Bert and Ernie's new boss is now Mel Ming.

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After Army, NPR ... Mel Ming Leads Sesame Street

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Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was published Monday, less than three weeks after Job's death on Oct. 5.

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Jobs' Biography: Thoughts On Life, Death And Apple

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Reporting On The Front Lines Of Mexico's Drug War

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Drugs or pills against a background of dollar bills.

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'Deadly Monopolies'? Patenting The Human Body

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Michael Shannon plays federal agent Nelson Van Alden on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. "I think inside of Van Alden is a child — that arrested child — that never really got to develop its own identity," he says.

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Going Under The 'Boardwalk' With Michael Shannon

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A.P. Tureaud Jr. (right) talked with Steven Walkley at StoryCorps in New York.

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Life As A 'Symbol Of Integration' In College

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Justice Stevens Reflects On The Court And Its Chiefs

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Colson Whitehead is a 2002 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship. His writing has also appeared in Salon, The Village Voice, and The New York Times.

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A 'Zone' Full Of Zombies In Lower Manhattan

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A street vendor sells her wares by the light of a kerosene wick lamp in Lagos, Nigeria. The country claims ownership of one of the world's great energy reserves, but corruption and mismanagement leave Africa's oil giant chronically short of electricity. Businesses and walled residential compounds run costly diesel generators.

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The 'Informal Economy' Driving World Business

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