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Honoring James Dean, 50 Years after His Death

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The Mystery of 'Sweet Caroline' and the Sox

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New Monk, Coltrane Recording Discovered

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Fight Against Poverty Needs Corporate Players

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Old-School Reggae Legend, Steel Pulse: Going Strong

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'Green Light': Arab Reality TV for Islamic Charity

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Seeing Oneself in New Orleans' Poor

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No-Bid Contracts: A Real Chance to 'Loot'

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Broadway's Latest Frontier: Las Vegas

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Hidden Treasures: Mrs. Parmeter's Klan Quilt

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Watch Out for Flood-Damaged Used Cars

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Out-of-Wedlock Births in Black America

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David Gray, Beyond 'Babylon'

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Off the Diamond, Baseball Players Carry a Tune

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's 'Capote' Obsession

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