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A Message From Beyond – NYTimes.com

When a dear friend’s teenage daughter was killed in a car accident, she understandably could not bring herself to erase her daughter’s message from the family phone. That was seven years ago. My friend still hasn’t changed the message, and I find it very discomforting to hear the deceased girl’s …

Emeli Sandé’s ‘Our Version of Events’ – NYTimes.com

The story of the recent British soul revival is the story of ghosts. Artists like Adele and Amy Winehouse succeeded as much because of the memories they conjured with their reference points as because of their talent. They had the familiarity of yesteryear on their sides. And given that they …

As army grows, a unit highlights the challenges

CHINARI OUTPOST, Afghanistan (AP) — Over Capt. Mohammed Raza’s walkie-talkie came an intruder’s voice: Faqir Talha, a Taliban fighter telling a comrade, “Everyone is with us. We will have a village meeting. It will be at 3 p.m. and everyone should come.” The plains of Logar Province are vast, but …