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Robert Frost Poem Discovered Tucked Away in Book

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Web Site Takes Swipe at Creepy Catcallers

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Baseball Stars Face Steroid Accusations

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S. Korean Is Lead Candidate for U.N.'s Top Spot

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Supreme Court Revisits Race, Abortion this Session

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VFW Chief Envisions a Changing Post

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Celebrated Military Nurse, Poet Revealed as a Fraud

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Congress Approves 700-Mile Border Fence

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California's 'Day Fire' Keeps Burning -- and Costing

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Mass. Judge: Out-of-State Gay Couple Can Marry

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A Summer Ritual: All Along the Fire Tower

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E-Mail Takes a Holiday, at Least for One Day

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Foley Resigns; E-mails to Male Page Questioned

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Polls Find Voters Are Restless with Incumbents

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Congress Gives Final OK to Detainee Bill

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