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Sesame Street Tackles Child Hunger, One Muppet At A Time

It's no surprise that Sesame Street is tackling a tough issue. It's been doing that from the start in 1969. Just in the last year, the show has featured a story line where a parent loses a job, and another on parent death.
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Stevens Chronicles 'Five Chiefs' Of The Supreme Court

John Paul Stevens' new memoir is framed as a discussion about the office of the chief justice; it includes a brief history of the nation's first 12 chief justices, followed by thorough descriptions of the five he knew well. Stevens, now 91, retired in 2010 after nearly 35 years on the Supreme Court.
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Immigrants' Status Explored In 'Barbarian Nurseries'

In his new novel, Hector Tobar explores the inconsistencies in the country's dependence on illegal immigrants even as some Americans persist in keeping them at arm's length.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 4

Shiny sculptures, Dandi and Gandhi, plus really exceptional bras.

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Comedian Samantha Bee Makes A Parenting Meal Of 'Eating Over The Sink'

Comedian Samantha Bee may be familiar from The Daily Show, but now she's joined the ranks of parenting bloggers.
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Denmark Taxes Butter And Fat, But Will It Work?

Denmark's population is not obese in large numbers, especially when compared to the U.S., Mexico, and the United Kingdom. And disgruntled Danes could just skip over to Sweden to buy butter and oil.
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Andy Rooney Says Goodbye

Andy Rooney's final regular segment for 60 Minutes touched on his family, his love of writing, and his request that you leave him alone.
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Andy Rooney, 92, Says Goodbye To CBS's '60 Minutes'

Longtime CBS 60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney has retired from his weekly job after his 1097th on-air essay. The 92-year-old Rooney said goodbye to viewers Sunday night
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In 'Boomerang,' Cheap Credit Exposes Nations' Flaws

No two countries are experiencing the global financial crisis in the same way. And author Michael Lewis says you can tell a lot about each country by looking at its problems. To research for his new book, Boomerang, Lewis visited some of the most financially challenged countries in the world.
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At NYC's Chelsea Hotel, The End Of An Artistic Era?

Some of the most creative thinkers of the 20th century lived, worked and played at the Chelsea. Now, the building has been sold and just a handful of longtime residents remain. Still, it is a building with a "life force," says 20-year resident Scott Griffin.

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