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3 Cities With Freeways Going Nowhere

Once thought to be symbols of prosperity, innercity highways are now just eyesores — and sources of civic dysfunction — to some new urbanists.
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Wait Wait Goes To IKEA

Some of our favorite trips to the land of Lingonberries and Fjornholm shelves. (This segment originally aired on Sept. 1, 2012.)
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Real Science Or Sci-Fi?

Our panelists answer questions about things that seem like science fiction but are actually science nonfiction. (This segment originally aired on Sept. 1, 2012.)
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Jim Bouton

Former New York Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton answers three questions about people who cheat. (This segment originally aired on April 14, 2012.)
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Barry Sonnenfeld

Movie director Barry Sonnenfeld answers three questions about the game of cricket. (This segment originally aired on April 28, 2012.)
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Tenacious D

Actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass of the band Tenacious D answer three questions about Pat Boone. (This segment originally aired on May 18, 2012.)
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As Police Monitor Social Media, Legal Lines Become Blurred

Police are buying software programs that help them track suspicious activity on the Web. But they come with a risk: If they're used too aggressively, the department could end up in court.
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Syria On Track To Become World's Largest Source Of Refugees

Refugees once fled to Syria. Now, record numbers are fleeing from it. And the exodus is straining the stability of neighbors who are struggling to support both their own citizens and the displaced.
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The Invention Of 'The Economy'

Until the Great Depression, nobody talked about "the economy." In a sense, it hadn't been invented yet.
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At Twenty Years Old, Landmark Gun Law Weathers New World

The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act turns twenty years old on Friday. The law made background checks a requirement for gun purchases for licensed dealers. A lot has changed in two decades.

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