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Bringing new meaning to the words "critical mass"

In the language of physics, "critical mass" refers to the smallest mass of a fissionable material that will sustain a nuclear chain reaction at a constant level.

In socio-dynamic terms, "critical mass" is used to describe a sufficiency of momentum whereby conditions become self-sustaining.

In the United States Senate in January of 2010, "critical Mass" is the state that's having a special election today to determine who will occupy the seat held by the late Ted Kennedy.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

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A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation.
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Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.
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In New Hampshire, Two Different Tales Of Scott Brown's State Jump

The very close U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire could come down to where Republican challenger Scott Brown is from.
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After Mass Protests, Hungary Gives Up On Internet Tax

The government had proposed taxing Internet usage, but opponents claimed it the government was trying to impose a digital iron curtain on Hungary.

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