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Playing Matchmaker To Empty Jobs And Those Seeking Them

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Hundreds of thousands are out of work, yet employers say they struggle to fill positions. Oil refineries in L.A. often have temporary work, but even entry-level jobs require specialized training.

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Sonny Rollins: 'You Can't Think And Play At The Same Time'

Saturday, May 03, 2014

"Jazz improvisation is supposed to be the highest form of communication," says the 83-year-old sax legend, who is about to release the third volume in his prized Road Shows series.

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Drawing From The Experience Of 'Indolent But Relentless' Cancer

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Cartoonist Matt Freedman chronicled 60 days of cancer treatment in illustrations and in writing. "I didn't think of it as a book or a journal to share," he says, "but simply as a kind of experience."

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On Sterling: 'There's Light Now'

Saturday, May 03, 2014

The Hall of Famer calls the punishment for Donald Sterling's racist remarks wise and just, but wonders why the NBA tolerated the Clippers owner's "shameful record" for so many years.

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Present But Not There: Ruling Supports Telecommuting

Saturday, May 03, 2014

A federal court has ruled that being "at work" no longer has to mean physically in the office. Employment lawyers are expecting a flood of requests to telecommute, and say they'll be harder to deny.

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Once Scorned As A Racket, Pinball Remade Itself As Game Of Skill

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Pinball was once banned in New York City, lumped in with gambling and other social evils. It's crime? Stealing lunch money of innocent children.

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'The Noble Hustle': In Vegas And In Life, We Play The Cards We're Dealt

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Novelist Colson Whitehead is also a devoted poker player. And in 2011 Grantland gave him the assignment to write about the World Series of Poker — by playing in it.

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European Observers Held By Pro-Russian Force Are Freed In Ukraine

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Seven observers are free more than a week after they were seized by separatists in eastern Ukraine. Kiev's government is putting new military pressure on separatists and taking control of TV towers.

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Week In Politics: Ukraine And Donald Sterling

Friday, May 02, 2014

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the Ukraine crisis and Donald Sterling's comments on race.

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The Grim History Of The Modern Death Penalty

Friday, May 02, 2014

Richard Dieter, the executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, offers a primer on the history of capital punishment.

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Connections On A Dance Floor: The Musical Brotherhood Of Young Fathers

Friday, May 02, 2014

The Scottish trio makes music unbound to any one genre, with songs reflecting very different backgrounds. The group discusses friendship, influence and what it takes to make the cool kids dance.

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Many Seniors Accepted To First-Choice Colleges Go Elsewhere

Friday, May 02, 2014

Almost half of college freshmen surveyed last year had enrolled in schools that weren't at the top of their list — not because they didn't get in, but because of costs.

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Leaving A Dark Time Behind To 'Get Through It As A Family'

Friday, May 02, 2014

Frank was severely depressed when he left his wife and three children to live on his own in 2009. But at his oldest son's baseball game two years later, he realized he couldn't stay away any longer.

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Texas Family's Nuisance Complaint Seen As Win Against Fracking

Friday, May 02, 2014

A jury awarded nearly $3 million to the Parrs, who say leaks at a natural gas site made them ill. The family won the suit without having to prove that the drilling company broke environmental laws.

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Cinco De Mayo: Whose Holiday Is It, Anyway?

Friday, May 02, 2014

Expect to see margarita specials and sombreros galore throughout this weekend — even though, in most of Mexico, May 5 is no big deal.

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Behind 'Belle': An 18th Century Portrait Ahead Of Its Time

Friday, May 02, 2014

Director Amma Asante's new film is based on the real-life story of a biracial woman who grew up in an aristocratic English family — a story that was immortalized in a painting by Johann Zoffany.

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Afghan Female Cyclists: Breaking Away, And Breaking Taboos

Friday, May 02, 2014

There's one women's cycling team in Afghanistan. Free-form traffic and open-mouth stares are just a couple of the things they encounter as they pedal the country's mountainous, potholed roads.

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In Shadow Of Ukraine, A Return To Rivalry Between NATO And Russia

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, the deputy secretary-general of NATO, offers the latest on the alliance's reaction to events in Ukraine.

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For Red Deer, Iron Curtain Habits Die Hard

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Two decades after a Cold War-era fence came down, red deer in the Czech Republic remain reluctant to cross into Germany — a fact suggesting that some deer are capable of teaching certain behaviors.

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Meanwhile, In Australia: A Bawdier, Riskier 'Rake'

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Australian writer Ben Neutze, of The Daily Review, explains the differences between the original, Australian version of the TV show Rake and the version brought unsuccessfully to the U.S.

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