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7:26 am
Sun March 29, 2015

Clinton Seeks A 'New Relationship' With The Press

Originally published on Sun March 29, 2015 10:33 am

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Europe
7:26 am
Sun March 29, 2015

Greek Voters Want Their Government To Show Some Fight

Originally published on Sun March 29, 2015 11:40 am

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The Salt
7:26 am
Sun March 29, 2015

Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

A Cheez Whiz ad from 1952.
Courtesy of Kraft Foods

Originally published on Sun March 29, 2015 10:33 am

Will Cheez Whiz survive the merger?

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Fine Art
7:26 am
Sun March 29, 2015

New Postage Stamps Recognize The Genius Of Martin Ramirez

The U.S. Postal Service, in conjunction with the Ricco-Maresca Gallery in New York, unveiled five new stamps Thursday depicting the paintings of Mexican artist Martin Ramirez.
Ricco-Maresca Gallery

Originally published on Sun March 29, 2015 1:43 pm

The U.S. Postal Service has just unveiled five new stamps depicting the paintings and drawings of Martin Ramirez.

An immigrant from Mexico, Ramirez was a self-taught artist who spent almost half of his life in California mental hospitals after being diagnosed as a schizophrenic.

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Television
7:26 am
Sun March 29, 2015

Cate Blanchett Swears On Australian TV; Flap Ensues

Originally published on Sun March 29, 2015 10:33 am

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All was not prim and proper when actress Cate Blanchett sat down for an interview for the Australian show called "The Project." The interviewer took a decidedly casual tone.

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Television
5:32 am
Sun March 29, 2015

In The TV Show 'Younger,' You're Only 26 Twice

With the help of her friend Maggie (Debi Mazar), single mom Liza (Sutton Foster) recasts herself as a 26-year-old in order to get a coveted publishing job. The new TV Land comedy Younger, made by Sex and the City creator Darren Star, premieres March 31.
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Originally published on Sun March 29, 2015 10:33 am

Tony award-winning actress Sutton Foster just turned 40, but in the TV Land show Younger she gets to be 26 again. Foster plays Liza, a middle-aged woman who needs to get back into the job market. The last time Liza applied for jobs, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram didn't exist. Now, she's convinced that no one wants to hire someone her age. So she moves to Brooklyn, gets a few highlights, learns how to tweet, and applies for a job as an assistant to a fancy New York publisher.

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Book Reviews
5:31 am
Sun March 29, 2015

'The Precious One' Has Love At Its Heart

Emily Jan

Sometimes when I'm talking about romance novels, I try to explain that one of the main reasons I love a good love story — indeed, why many romance fans love them — is because they give us a sense of hope. If these characters can overcome obstacles, become better people, and prove that they deserve each other, then love prevails. Love can change the world.

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Goats and Soda
5:25 am
Sun March 29, 2015

Heat Tolerant, Tough Teeth, Lots Of Milk — They're Supergoats!

The Galla goat is a secret weapon in efforts to cope with climate change.
Courtesy V. Atakos/CCAFS

Originally published on Sun March 29, 2015 11:34 am

Villagers in a rural district of Kenya are getting a helping hoof to adapt to climate change. A newly introduced breed of "supergoat" is cutting the number of months per year that villagers in the district of Nyando go hungry.

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Movies
9:54 pm
Sat March 28, 2015

The Chinese 'Paper Son' Who Inspired The Look Of Disney's 'Bambi'

The Walt Disney Studio's artists used Tyrus Wong's paintings as a guide for the forest backgrounds of Bambi. His work is featured in a new exhibit at the Museum of Chinese in America.
Peter Brenner Courtesy of the Museum of California Design

Originally published on Sat March 28, 2015 11:04 pm

The animals were getting lost in the forest — so the story goes.

A year after Walt Disney made history with the release of his studio's first feature-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, his artists were struggling to find the right design for the woodland backgrounds of Bambi, the coming-of-age tale of a young deer.

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Sports
6:35 pm
Sat March 28, 2015

The Cautionary Tale Of A Big-Time Bracket Bust

Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, right, and Denzel Valentine of Michigan State played in Friday's East Regional Semifinal of the 2015 NCAA tournament in Syracuse. If you've got money riding on this year's NCAA tournament, you might want to hear about what happened to John Bovary's football pool.
Maddie Meyer Getty Images

Originally published on Sun March 29, 2015 10:57 am

About 25 years ago, John Bovery started a modest football pool out of his home in New Jersey. It had 57 participants, all friends and co-workers.

But thanks to word of mouth — and the multiplying factor of email — Bovery's pool grew to staggering proportions. At one point, it got too large for Bovery to handle himself, so he contacted a software company to custom-build something suited to his needs.

By 2009, it included more than 8,000 entries from people around the globe, with a total payout of more than $800,000.

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