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Stewart/Colbert Rally More Than Laughs For Local Students

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Thousands are expected to fill the National Mall Saturday for Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear." The Comedy Central Hosts Plan to use a day of laughs and entertainment to bring reason into a politically polarized election season. College students in the D.C. area may have the shortest trip to make Saturday, but as Julia Edwards reports, they are no less eager to voice moderate opinions. This report is part of a collaboration between WAMU 88.5 News and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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