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How Companies Are 'Defining Your Worth' Online

Advertisers collect information with every digital move people make. They then target ads based on that information. Communications scholar Joseph Turow worries that advertisers will use such data to discriminate against people and put them into "reputation silos."
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After 'Putin's Kiss,' A Young Girl's Change Of Heart

An absorbing new documentary by Danish director Lise Birk Pedersen charts four years in the life of Masha Drokova, who became famous as the girl who publicly kissed Vladimir Putin. Critic John Powers says it "offers a fresh glimpse into how Putin's Russia actually works."
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Smithsonian Breaks Ground On African American History Museum

President Obama and former first lady Laura Bush will help break ground on the African American history museum today.

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A 'Favored Daughter' Fights For Afghan Women

Fawzia Koofi almost died on the day she was born, but survived against all odds and became the first female deputy speaker of Afghanistan's parliament. Koofi plans to run for president in two years, and in a new memoir, describes her hopes for the country's future.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Feb. 22

Silent films, speaking comics, and video art from the future.

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Mardi Gras Indians Tout Generations-Old Traditions

New Orleans hosts one of the biggest Mardi Gras celebrations on Tuesday. Local self-described Mardi Gras Indians are known for their eye-catching regalia, but police have seemed to look critically at them. Host Michel Martin speaks with Clarence "Big Chief" Dalcour of the Creole Osceola Mardi Gras Indians.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Feb. 21

Indulgence in the name of Fat Tuesday.
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A Depressive Diarist Chronicles His Descent

How much do we read into ourselves when we write a diary? Author Patrick DeWitt recommends the dark, deep journal of a man suffering from a nervous breakdown.

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