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Izaic Yorks, a senior at the University of Washington, recently ran a mile in 3:53 — the fastest mile of any American collegiate athlete. Here, he competes on Feb. 27 in Seattle. Stephen Brashear/Red Box Pictures hide caption

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Why Fastest U.S. College Mile Runner Won't Be Vying To Be NCAA Champ

The University of Washington's Izaic Yorks ran a mile in 3:53, setting a new mark for an American collegian. But loyalty to his team means he won't be running the mile at this weekend's championship.

Groovy Gravy Bill Cosby & Quincy Jones
Boogie Man Sid Phillips and His Melodians

The iconic clock tower and library at University of California, Berkeley. The University of California system, especially Berkeley, has a stormy history around free speech and spying by the federal government. John Morgan/Flickr hide caption

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At Calif. Campuses, A Test For Free Speech, Privacy And Cybersecurity

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Catherine Frot plays an opera-loving socialite in Marguerite. (Also pictured: Denis Mpunga) Courtesy of Cohen Media Group hide caption

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Courtesy of Cohen Media Group

Meet 'Marguerite,' A Tone-Deaf Opera Singer Who's Determined To Perform

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Keep Nils Frahm
Desire Lines Deerhunter

In a photo from March 2011, then-U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos visits the Tohoku region, hardest hit by the tsunami and earthquake. He and his team then started the Tomodachi (Friends) Initiative to help young survivors. Ben Chang/Courtesy of John Roos hide caption

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After Tsunami And Quake, A U.S.-Japan Partnership To 'Give Hope'

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Twila Legare and Marc Legare arrive for the state dinner in honor of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mrs. Sophie Trudeau of Canada at the White House on Thursday. Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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On The State Dinner Guest List, A 'Letter Writer' Ignites Imaginations

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We Are All Right Here Melodium
Don't Wanna Fight Alabama Shakes
Fertilized Mouse on Mars, Cavern et. al.

Ibrahim Parlak [center] at the Cafe Gulistan, his restaurant in Harbert, Mich., during a candlelight vigil on Dec. 23, 2015. An ethnic Kurd from Turkey, Parlak came to the U.S. in 1991 and received political asylum. But U.S. immigration authorities are now trying to deport him to Turkey, which says he fought against the state in the 1980s. Courtesy of Charles Osgood Photography hide caption

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A Friendly Cafe Owner In Michigan ... Or A Militant From Turkey

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And She Rides The Long Ryders
Ultimate Painting Ultimate Painting

Izaic Yorks, a senior at the University of Washington, recently ran a mile in 3:53 — the fastest mile of any American collegiate athlete. Here, he competes on Feb. 27 in Seattle. Stephen Brashear/Red Box Pictures hide caption

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Why Fastest U.S. College Mile Runner Won't Be Vying To Be NCAA Champ

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That's What's Up Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Can It All Be So Simple El Michels Affair
I'll Follow the Sun Chet Atkins
Would You Want Me Generationals
Caracol [Chancha Ft. Wenceslada Remix] Tremor
Butterfly Delicate Steve
Sing a Simple Song The Meters

Bartender Sunny Balzano (left) transformed a longshoremen's bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn into a local institution. He's pictured above with Tim Sultan, who recounts Balzano's story in Sunny's Nights. Evan Sung hide caption

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Evan Sung

Longtime Brooklyn Bartender Who Inspired 'Sunny's Nights' Has Died

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One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer Snooks Eaglin
Love Unlimited Blackbird Blackbird

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