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Turmoil At The BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation is reeling from two overlapping crises. Earlier this year, it emerged that the network's flagship public affairs program buried an investigation into sexual abuse by an iconic television host. More recently, the same program falsely implicated a former political leader in a separate sexual abuse case. And now, The New York Times finds itself embroiled in the mess after hiring the former head of the BBC to lead as its CEO. We explore the ongoing turmoil at the media giant.

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Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court

Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.
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Chili Say What? Linguistics Help Pinpoint Pepper's Origins

It turns out the first chili peppers were grown by humans in eastern Mexico. And it's not the same region where beans and corn were first grown, according to new ways of evaluating evidence.
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Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court

Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.
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Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval?

"Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.

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