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Your Inner Fish: Human Evolution From Fins To Forearms

Paleontologist Neil Shubin traces human evolution by finding missing-link fossils that demonstrate key turning points in the transition from primitive species to modern man.

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'I, Too, Am Harvard': A Mantra For Recognition Becomes An Anthem

Tired of people suggesting they don't belong at Harvard, black students at the elite college began a campaign called "I, Too, Am Harvard." It's gone viral, sparking debate at other schools, as well.
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Kurdish Ambitions Get A Rude Awakening From Baghdad

A flashy hotel just opened in Iraqi Kurdistan, reflecting the region's ambitions. But the Arab-led government in Baghdad has given the region an economic jolt, putting its outsized dreams in doubt.
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Robin Givhan On Conscious Consumerism

Almost a year after a factory collapse in Bangladesh made some consumers more concerned about where their clothing comes from, we consider the ideas and realities that fuel consumer clothing choices.

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New Insights Into The Underground Sex Economy

A new landmark study by the Urban Institute explores the economics of the sex industry in Washington, D.C., and seven other major cities.

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Obama Between Ferns: Funny Or Flop?

The Barbershop guys weigh in on whether the president scored big or dropped the ball in promoting the Affordable Care Act on Zach Galifianakis' Internet comedy show Between Two Ferns.
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'Waiting For Godot' Strikes A Chord In Tehran

Samuel Beckett's drama is playing before full houses in the Iranian capital Tehran. Some view it as an allegory of their desire to see change that never seems to come.
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In Egypt, A New Courtroom Drama Every Day

Two ousted presidents, journalists and many activists are all on trial in the overburdened court system. Many cases stem from the country's political turmoil and there's no guarantee of a fair trial.

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