The Man Who Would Be Prince

In the fall of 1991, set to drop double-platinumDiamonds and Pearls, Prince sat down with writer Chris Heath for a rare interview. A crazy-rareinterview: The singer had spoken publicly just four times between 1984’s Purple Rain and that year. Go inside Paisley Park, where Heath lived for six days.

Prince. He never writes, he never phones.

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Microsoft’s Translator app gets image recognition on Android

Microsoft Translator’s image translation is simple: point your phone’s camera at a sign or menu in any of the 21 supported languages and the app translates it in real-time onscreen. The app’s iOS version got it back inFebruary and now the feature comes to the Android one. But a few other features and language additions come along with the update.

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9 Interesting Facts About the Origins, Culture and People of the Gullah-Geechee

Origins of the Gullah and the Geechee

Many of the current inhabitants originated from the Windward Coast in Africa along the Atlantic. There has been decades of intense research, which has led historians to believe that many people are from the Gola, Kissi, Mende, Temne, Twi and Vai ethnic groups. Elders in the corridor believed that the terms “Gullah” and “Geechee” may have originated from the two cultural groups Golas and Gizzis. These two groups are near present-day Liberia. The current inhabitants have managed to keep their cultural West African roots for 300-plus years.

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Laws Slashing IRS Power Are Passing, With More Coming

Positive feelings for the IRS may be at a low point right now, as the nation licks its collective tax wounds. Most Americans recognize that we have to have taxes, and that someone must collect them. But that is probably where sympathy or understanding for the IRS’s role ends. A raft of scandals involving the IRS, poor and even evasive responses to Congress, bungled approaches to security, and a seeming diffidence to the public and concerned legislators have not won the IRS any friends. For Republicans, the IRS Commissioner has been a lightning rod they still grumble about impeaching.

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We Should Be Very Worried About That Leaky Nuclear Waste Facility in Washington

Earlier this week, we heard alarming reports of a “significant” nuclear waste leak at Hanford, the largest radioactive waste dumpsite in the country. Should we be worried? Absolutely. But mainly because this is a symptom of a much bigger problem that’s been festering for decades.

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