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Alec Baldwin: A 'Rock' Throughout The Ages

The star of 30 Rock has two films out this summer. He plays a club owner in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages. And he travels to Italy with an ensemble cast for Woody Allen's To Rome with Love.
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Taboo Revival: Talking Private Parts In Public Places

Earlier this month, there was a national uproar when a Michigan state legislator was disciplined for using a clinical sexual term during a debate. According to linguist Geoff Nunberg, it was just one of many such incidents that reflect a trend he calls the New Reticence.
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Art Imitates Life In Same-Sex Superhero Wedding

It's wedding season for couples around the country, including superheroes. Marvel Comics, the group behind Spider-man, X-Men and the Avengers, recently released a comic featuring its first same-sex superhero wedding. Host Michel Martin discusses the intersection between the Marvel universe and politics with Marvel's editor-in-chief, Axel Alonso.
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Struggling Dairy Farmers Find A 'Moo' Business Model

Ten small-scale milk farmers in Maine formed a cooperative to face mounting market pressures, but can an alternative business model save the family industry? A new documentary premiered in Silver Spring, Md. last Friday tells the story.
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Dr. Karp On Parenting And The Science Of Sleep

Pediatrician Harvey Karp has treated thousands of kids over the course of his 30-year-career, and his popular series of parenting books are international best sellers. His latest is the Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep. And if you're a parent, you know he's really talking about your sleep.
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The Fight For The Right To Hear, 'Yes, Chef'

Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson was born in rural Ethiopia, adopted and then raised in Sweden. As a black chef, he was conscious of breaking through the racial barrier. The heat in the kitchen never let up. "Through that process of being yelled at in German, French and English and Swedish, I learned a lot," he says.
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Finding The Common Thread

Given three words starting with the letter "F," the answer is a word that can follow each of the words to complete a familiar two-word phrase. For example, if given "flag, father's and field," the answer would be "day."
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Norman Lear: 'Just Another Version Of You'

Legendary TV producer Norman Lear learned he was different at an early age. Since then, he's made iconic TV shows, such as All in the Family and The Jeffersons, that help us laugh and see how we're all similar.
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Ugly Mugly Wins Ugliest Dog Contest

A Chinese crested from the UK has taken this year's ugly dog title. "I think that he is the most beautiful dog from the inside out and want the world to know that too," his owner says.

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