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Malcolm Gladwell: "David And Goliath"

Malcolm Gladwell's books challenge common perceptions about human behavior. Maybe certain individuals have the power to tip groupthink in new directions. Maybe trusting your gut is better than overanalyzing a tough decision. And maybe what we commonly perceive as weakness can in fact be a strength. The latter is the theme of his new book, "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants." Gladwell joins Kojo to talk about the power of the underdog and the naysayers who challenge his conclusions.

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Malcolm Gladwell credits his writing and reporting skills to his 10-year stint at The Washington Post. He says one of the most powerful lessons he learned during his time there is that shortcuts will not be tolerated. "You must do your homework before you open your mouth," Gladwell said.

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Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans

On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we've sampled Jelly Belly's newest flavors.
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Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans

On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we've sampled Jelly Belly's newest flavors.
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Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches

The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.
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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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