The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 04.17.12

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Baghdad’s beautiful, enduring street
of books
.

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Why bachelor pads changed
American culture forever
, and why no one actually has one.

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The Twitter account that won
a Pulitzer Prize
.

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How to get a price tag to tell the full story.

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A veteran climate activist
throws
in the towel

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Why that shiny new iPad isn’t
as clean
as you may think.

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Why tax day can be downright
dangerous
for drivers.

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Was Ben Franklin secretly a serial killer?
Probably not, but his friend liked to rob graves.    

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How to take a bike from a perfect
stranger
(and eventually give it back).

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What the Affordable Care
Act looks like as a map.

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Manmade
earthquakes
? In the Midwest, a recent
uptick in seismic activity has geologists stumped, but new data from the USGS
suggests that fracking may have something to do with it. The same is true of
underground wastewater disposal, a much more common practice that usually
accompanies the fracking process. Yet another reason why fracking is a totally
awesome and sensible idea.  

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