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  • Spurred on by the belief that Al Qaeda is planning another attack on the U.S, she's hell-bent not to miss the signs she feels she overlooked a decade earlier.

    Homeland: On the Set of Showtime's Twisty New Thriller

  • Spurred by separate pushes by the U.S. and Chinese governments, more schools in Greater New York have begun offering — even requiring — the study of Mandarin at the elementary level.

    Chinese on Menu for Elementary Kids

  • EDIT: And lo, we have thoughts! trochai: Feedback from a male survivor. asim: Take Back the Future. pretzelcoatl: Spurred into activism.

    Tew's Day!

  • Spurred on by this insult, King took to the House floor this morning and rambled on for a while about how much he loves the sound of flags dancing in the morning breeze.

    HUFFPOST HILL - Steve King, Golden Voices And Smelly New Hampshire

  • SPORTS Spurred to Speed Swimmers, on average, post better times when they're part of a group, researchers looking at 2008 Olympics races found.

    Week in Ideas

  • Spurred by that study and a general sense of foreboding, carmakers, parts factories and local governments in this sprawling industrial town are joining forces to prepare for a future of electric vehicles.

    Wonkbook: Welcome to gridlocked America

  • Spurred by my post on empathy, Ian Welsh comes to the defense of the word and the virtue.

    Empathy, reconsidered

  • Spurred by economic justice and consumer rights groups across the country, the feds have, it seems, cut the legs out from under the industry.

    Deyanira Del Rio: Saying Goodbye to Tax Refund Rip-Offs

  • Spurred by the disillusioned Albanian immigrants she saw in her native Italy, Chiara Tocci has recorded the lives of those Albanians left behind.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • Spurred on by Nefertiti's untold story, I visited Egypt on an historical tour two years later, gathering books and writing down impressions of what had once been the most powerful kingdom in the East.

    Michelle Moran discusses her first novel, Nefertiti

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