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Elizabeth Kolbert: 'When Mom Takes The SATs'

Linda Wertheimer talks to Elizabeth Kolbert, who retook the SAT as an adult. Kolbert writes about how the standardized test is too heavily regarded in the college admissions process in The New Yorker.
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With Death Penalty, How Should States Define Mental Disability?

In 2002, the Supreme Court banned the execution of the "mentally retarded." Monday the court is looking at the case of a convicted man who says Florida's definition of mental disability is too strict.
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Latin Pride Swells For Mystery Model Behind Oscar Statuette

The buff and chesty Oscar statuette is said to be modeled after Mexican actor and director Emilio Fernandez. True story or Hollywood legend?
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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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