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1:17 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

These 13 'Almost Famous Women' Stirred Up Trouble, Or Trouble Found Them

One of Megan Mayhew Bergman's short stories is based on the life of dancer and actress Butterfly McQueen.
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Almost Famous Women is the kind of "high concept" short-story collection that invites skepticism. These stories are about 13 historical women whose names you mostly might sort-of recognize. Beryl Markham, Butterfly McQueen and Shirley Jackson are slam-dunks, but Romaine Brooks and Joe Carstairs are a bit blurrier. While the family names of Allegra Byron, Dolly Wilde and Norma Millay betray their relation to important figures, we don't know what they did. And who the heck was Hazel Eaton or Tiny Davis?

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Author Interviews
1:17 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

'Ghettoside' Explores Why Murders Are Invisible In Los Angeles

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The Two-Way
12:39 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

India's Modi Makes A Name For Himself — Literally — In Meeting With Obama

An up-close shot of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suit reveals its telltale lettering: his name, in stripes of gold down his jacket.
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Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 1:00 pm

There are many ways in diplomacy to make a name for yourself. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have taken this message literally.

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Shots - Health News
12:02 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Pediatricians Say Don't Lock Up Teenagers For Using Marijuana

A marijuana bud displayed in Denver. Don't legalize pot, the pediatricians say, but don't lock teenagers up for using it, either.
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Across the country, efforts to make marijuana more accessible have quickly gained traction. Medical marijuana is now legal in 23 states and in four states and the District of Columbia, recreational use is legal as well.

Science, however, hasn't quite caught up. Largely due to its illegal status, there's been very little research done on marijuana's health effects. And researchers don't fully understand how pot affects the developing teenage brain.

This may explain the why the nation's pediatricians have changed their recommendations on marijuana and children.

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The Two-Way
11:08 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge

Newly sworn-in Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waves on his way to enter his new offices in Athens on Monday.
Orestis Panagiotou EPA/Landov

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 12:33 pm

Alexis Tsipras, who led his left-wing Syriza party to an improbable win in Greece's parliamentary election, was sworn in today amid fears about what his win means for the country's bailout agreements with the European Union.

Reporter Joanna Kakissis in Athens, who is following the story, tells our Newscast unit that Tsipras now leads the first anti-austerity government in Europe. She adds:

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