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Politician Takes To Tinder To Ignite Voters' Interest

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Greggor Ilagan, a Hawaii county councilman who is running for the state senate, decided to try to reach that vital demographic of young voters by appearing on social networking sites. And also Tinder, a dating app.

When he announced his candidacy last summer, Mr. Ilagan told local Hawaii press he ...

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Playboy Mansion For Sale, Bunnies Not Included

Saturday, January 16, 2016

There's a house for sale in Los Angeles: 29 rooms, tennis court, swimming pool, and wine cellar, a guest house, game house, movie theater, and a grotto, which is not to be confused with any grotto you've read about in the Bible.

The owner wants $200 million dollars. Local realtors ...

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Springtime For Hitler: With 'Mein Kampf' Back In Stores, Germany Turns A Page

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Mein Kampf has been published in Germany for the first time in 70 years. What does a limited new publication of a repugnant old book say about modern Germany?

Mein Kampf -- "My Struggle" — sold at least 10 million copies, from the time it appeared in 1925 to the ...

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Army Seeks Brave And Willing Eaters To Test Its MREs

Saturday, January 02, 2016

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Remembering Natalie Cole, Who Made A Name All Her Own

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Famous names can be hard to live up to. Those who carry them are born with expectations, as well as advantages, and the sons and daughters of famous people have to make their mistakes and learn their lessons under a lot of watchful eyes.

When we spoke with Natalie ...

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Twain's 'Letter From Santa Claus,' A Gift For All Ages

Saturday, December 19, 2015

One of the pleasures of being a parent is the chance to discover things you missed as a child the first time. This week I found a copy of Mark Twain's "A Letter from Santa Claus" that he wrote in 1875 for his 3 year old daughter, Susie, to see ...

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'One More' For Sinatra, Who Took A Stand In Gary, Indiana

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Frank Sinatra was born a hundred years ago today. Even if you think his music just isn't your music, it's hard to get through life without uttering what I'll call a "Frank Phrase" from one of his songs at telling times in our lives.

"So set 'em up, Joe ...

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Candlelight Coda: Some Songs We Missed In Our Hanukkah Music Chat

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Last week week I spoke with Josh Kun, co-founder of the Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation, about the songs of Hanukkah. And in response, many listeners wrote in.

Shoshana Hoose of Portland, Maine, for instance, took issue with what she found to be "a lack of understanding of ...

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After Mass Shootings, People Turn To Prayer — And Prayer Shaming

Saturday, December 05, 2015

What is the power of prayer? Is there any?

The front page of Thursday's New York Daily News featured quotes from prominent Republicans about the murders in San Bernardino. Headline writers thought they saw a theme.

Dr. Rand Paul had tweeted, "My thoughts and prayers are ...

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Newborn Baby Abandoned In Church's Manger Already Being Loved

Saturday, November 28, 2015

A bible story came to life in Queens this week. Jose Moran spent Tuesday morning setting up the Nativity scene at the Holy Child Jesus Church, where he is a custodian. Mr. Moran put up the manger, and went to lunch. And when he came back at about 1 p.m., ...

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The Long Saga Of Spy Jonathan Pollard Continues Even After His Release

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Jonathan Pollard is out of prison, if not totally free, after 30 years. He's on parole for another five years, during which he'll have to wear a GPS ankle bracelet, won't be able to give interviews, or leave for Israel, where he is considered a hero, and says ...

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French Prosecutor Lays Out What Investigators Know About Paris Attacks

Saturday, November 14, 2015

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'I Have Never Seen The City Like This'

Saturday, November 14, 2015

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Paris Attacks Lend Urgency To Diplomatic Talks In Vienna

Saturday, November 14, 2015

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The Latest On The Paris Terror Attacks, As Of Saturday Morning

Saturday, November 14, 2015

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In Aftermath Of Paris Attacks, France Ramps Up Border Restrictions

Saturday, November 14, 2015

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Nuclear Nightmares Give Way To A New Terror, Seen On Paris Streets

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Millions of people grew up in a time when we had nuclear nightmares. We worried that a few huge bombs might blow up the world, and we rehearsed how we should hide below our school desks if sirens ever sounded.

They'd test those civil defense sirens every Tuesday morning in ...

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Paris Killings

Saturday, November 14, 2015

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In A Night Of Terror, A Moment Of Grace On The Soccer Pitch

Saturday, November 14, 2015

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Assessing The Devastation, On The Day After The Paris Massacres

Saturday, November 14, 2015

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