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Health
8:48 am
Sun September 14, 2014

Surviving Steroids: The Dark Side Of Performance-Enhancing Drugs

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3:39 pm
Sat September 13, 2014

Is It ISIS or ISIL? That Depends On Who You're Asking

Originally published on Sun September 14, 2014 8:41 am

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When President Obama announced new military action against the so-called Islamic State you may have noticed the term he used for the group...

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3:39 pm
Sat September 13, 2014

Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Dies At 75

Originally published on Sun September 14, 2014 8:36 am

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3:39 pm
Sat September 13, 2014

California Blue Whales On The Rebound, Study Says

Originally published on Sun September 14, 2014 8:46 am

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Book Reviews
3:32 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

As Independence Vote Approaches, A Spirited Novel About The Scottish Experience

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 5:12 pm

In my 20s I was living in London, and dating a Scotsman. A friend pulled me aside. "Read The Crow Road by Iain Banks," he told me. "It's the story of our childhood. Read this and you'll understand us."

The Crow Road is a darkly witty coming-of-age novel. It's set in the early '90s in a mostly realistic Scotland.

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Middle East
1:31 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Free Syrian Army Struggles To Maintain Control In Two-Front War

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 3:32 pm

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Sports
1:21 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Criticism Of NFL Grows In Wake Of Ray Rice Case

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 3:32 pm

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Commentary
1:21 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Week In Politics: Obama's ISIS Speech, Rand Paul

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 3:32 pm

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And for more now on this and other political developments, we turn to our Friday regulars, E.J Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution. Hey there, E.J.

E.J. DIONNE: Good to be with you.

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National Security
6:25 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Court Documents Show How NSA Leaned On Yahoo, How Yahoo Fought Back

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 6:00 am

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Science
4:51 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Crocodile Meets Godzilla — A Swimming Dino Bigger Than T. Rex

Workers at the National Geographic Museum in Washington grind the rough edges off a life-size replica of a spinosaurus skeleton.
Mike Hettwer National Geographic

Originally published on Thu September 11, 2014 5:54 pm

There once was a place on Earth so overrun with giant, meat-eating predators that even a Tyrannosaurus rex would have been nervous. One predator there was even bigger than T. rex, and scientists now say it's apparently the only aquatic dinosaur ever found.

The swimming monster is called Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. It was 50 feet long — longer than a school bus, and 9 feet longer than the biggest T. rex.

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