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Wed February 22, 2012
Around the Nation

Dog Chases Mountain Lion Up A Tree

When California officials responded to a call in a wealthy Bay area suburb Tuesday, they found that an 85 lbs. German Shepherd named Cody had scared a mountain lion 30 feet up a tree. The dog is smaller than what big cats have been known to eat.


Wed February 22, 2012
Around the Nation

Legends Participate In White House Blues Night

Originally published on Wed February 22, 2012 7:49 am



Now, to a less controversial collaboration. Last night, the president and first lady hosted a blues night at the White House. They were marking Black History Month, and guests included legends B.B. King, and also newcomers like Trombone Shorty.


Not to mention, Mick Jagger and Buddy Guy, who nudged the president to join the band for an impromptu guest vocal.

BUDDY GUY: I heard you singing Al Green. So you done started something. You gotta keep it up now.


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Wed February 22, 2012
Author Interviews

A 'Favored Daughter' Fights For Afghan Women

On the day she was born, Fawzia Koofi nearly died after being left outside in the unrelenting Afghan sun. But against all odds, Koofi survived and went on to become Afghanistan's first female deputy speaker of Parliament. Today, Koofi's name is floated in discussions about whether Afghanistan is ready for a first female president.

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Tue February 21, 2012
The Record

Rihanna And Chris Brown: The Saga Continues

Originally published on Wed February 22, 2012 7:49 am

Rihanna and Chris Brown perform together in December 2008.
Scott Gries Getty Images

Just about three years after he violently assaulted her, R&B singer Chris Brown is back with pop star Rihanna — musically, at least. On Monday night, each released a new version of a previously released song. Both remixes feature the other party, and both are causing quite the stir.

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Tue February 21, 2012

New TV Series to Showcase Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Debate

The Stanley brothers inspect young crops at their medical marijuana growhouse.
Photograph by Drew Olberholtzer / NGT

A new series on the National Geographic Channel will chronicle the growing debate around medical marijuana in Colorado. Called “American Weed,” the episodes were filmed across the Front Range and feature dispensary owners, patients and growers.

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