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They Cast Whom?! Actor Choices To Offend Every Racial Sensibility

Should an actor's ethnicity match a character's ethnicity? Does it matter, or does it not? Whatever your line of thinking, you're probably irked by these recent casting developments.
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In A 'Brilliant' Move, Hamas Puts A Woman Out Front

Isra al-Modallal is the first woman to be the public face of Hamas, the conservative group that rules the Palestinian territory. "Brilliant" is how one Gaza observer describes the decision.
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Who's Carl This Time

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: Cosmic Truth, This Crimean Life, Who Wants To Be A Billionaire?
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Panel Round One

Those Conservs Are Totes Adorbs.
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Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell three stories about someone standing up for what is right, one of which is true.
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Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: The First Pants, A Knapsack for One Nap Stands, Hornythology.
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Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Mr. Right (Foot), The Canine King's Speech, McNuggetsaurus.
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.
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Prediction

Our panelists predict what will be the next great discovery in our universe.
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A View On The Torture And Terror Of Egyptian Prisons

Fadi Samir, a Christian, was swept up in Egypt's security crackdown and accused of being an Islamist extremist. The abuse he suffered in jail is common treatment for prisoners now.

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