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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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Black Preschoolers Far More Likely To Be Suspended

A new study shows that black students are far more likely to be suspended or expelled from school — and that gap begins before grade school.
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'The Numbers Are Getting Better, The People Are Getting Worse'

Greece's economy is expected to rebound this year. But for one couple living in Athens, things don't feel better.
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Winter Cold And Spring Bugs

If the harsh winter we've experienced has a silver lining, it's that we could see fewer bugs this spring and summer.

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Bot Invasion: Automating The Web

We explore the fascinating world of bots: tiny programs that automate tasks on the Web. We look at the legal, ethical and privacy questions bots raise, and find out how they're decoding formulas that companies use to pigeonhole us.

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Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Karen Garza

In her first year on the job, the Fairfax County schools chief is proposing to cut 700 staff positions and boost teacher pay. Karen Garza is here to talk about education.

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'Wheel Of Fortune' Player Cashes In With N And E

A Wheel of Fortune contestant guessed a 12-letter phrase in the bonus round Wednesday night with only two letters revealed — and he won $45,000.
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U.N. Report: All Sides Committing Atrocities In Syria

U.N. investigators are gathering the names of people they suspect of war crimes in Syria. In their latest report, they say all sides in the conflict are committing atrocities against civilians. We hear from Karen Abuzayd, who is with the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria.

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