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Leaving behind 'No Child Left Behind.'

Across the country, students are sharpening their Number Two pencils in preparation for end of the year standardized tests. By this time next year, President Barack Obama wants to have replaced "No Child Left Behind" with a new law dictating how to test students and evaluate schools.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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'Mislaid' Punctures Notions Of Gender And Race

In Nell Zink's new book, Mislaid, a young woman marries her male professor. It's 1965. She likes women; he likes men. What follows is a biting satire about gender, race and sexuality.
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Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

Whether you're barbecuing OR grilling, a meat-eater or a vegetarian, here's how to keep your flavor from going up in smoke this Memorial Day weekend.
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Senate Blocks Measures To Extend NSA Data Collection

The Senate worked late into the night but was not able to figure out what to do about expiring provisions in the Patriot Act that authorize the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.
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The Future Of Cardiology Will Be Shown In 3-D

The Living Heart Project aims to create a detailed simulation of the human heart that doctors and engineers can use to test experimental treatments and interventions.

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