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Voters are expected to favor secession. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will respect the voters' decision, but annexation could trigger tough sanctions.
NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro has lived and worked in both regions and says there's plenty of sexism to go around, though it comes in different forms.
When he introduced Brenner as a guest on his show for the first time, Johnny Carson described him this way: "He's very clever. Somewhat warped."
Experts say it isn't likely to have landed. But with the mystery persisting, a look for runways that could have received flight MH370 finds more than 600 candidates.
In his 1973 debut novel, The Miernik Dossier, former CIA agent Charles McCarry combines a classic Cold War thriller with a road trip. Olen Steinhauer says it's one of the best spy novels ever written.
Jul 31, 2008 — Governor Paterson says the federal government needs to help states through the current fiscal crisis brought on by trouble in the housing and financial markets... We drive along with a 'mom and pop' oil company as it tries to balance skyrocketing costs and customers' ability to pay... And metal thefts are up - in some surprising places. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jul 31, 2008 — Our monthly arts round-up Open Studio is on the road, broadcasting live from Keene Central School in Keene Valley, NY. Fiddler John Kirk and guitarist Trish Miller play traditional and original music, Chase Twichell shares poetry and conversation, and more. Go to full article
by Dale Hobson
Jul 31, 2008 — Poet Chase Twichell is the founder of Ausable Press and author of six collections of poetry. The most recent is Dog Language, published by Copper Canyon Press in 2005. Dale Hobson talked with the author on a broadcast of Open Studio before a live audience in Keene Valley, NY. They discuss poetry of place, and the author reads her poem "The Paper River." Go to full article
by Connie Meng
Jul 31, 2008 — The musical Pump Boys and Dinettes is the final production of the season at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester, Vermont. The show runs at the Playhouse through... Go to full article