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First Woman To Moderate Fall Debate In 20 Years

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We follow up with 16-year-old Emma Axelrod of Montclair, N.J. Two weeks ago Axelrod visited Washington, D.C., to deliver a petition with nearly 120,000 signatures to the Commission on Presidential Debates, asking them to select a woman to moderate at least one of the presidential debates. On Monday, the Commission announced that CNN's Candy Crowley will be the first woman in 20 years to lead one of the debates.
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'Kids Love To Be Scared': Louis Sachar On Balancing Fun And Fear

The award-winning author of Holes has just published a new novel for young readers, called Fuzzy Mud. It mixes middle-school social puzzles with a more sinister mystery: a rogue biotech threat.
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Confronting A Shortage Of Eggs, Bakers Get Creative With Replacements

Eggs are becoming more expensive and scarce recently because so many chickens have died from avian flu. So bakers, in particular, are looking for cheaper ingredients that can work just as well.
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Jon Stewart's Private White House Meetings

Comedian Jon Stewart was called to the White House on at least two occasions for private meetings with President Obama, according to Politico. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with reporter Darren Samuelsohn.
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An App Tells Painful Stories Of Slaves At Monticello's Mulberry Row

A new app uses geolocation to bring to life a lesser-known section of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate — Mulberry Row, which was the bustling enclave of skilled slaves who worked at Monticello.

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