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In Tripoli, Gadhafi's Palace Becomes People's Market

Moammar Gadhafi's compound in the heart of Tripoli has been put to new use as a market, and the former palace of terror is now a kind of fairground.
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Steve Jobs, Whose Imagination Invited Us To Play

You might see the insight that drove Steve Jobs' life when you watch a child with one of the products he designed, from a Mac laptop to an iPhone. It's playtime. Children — and adults — look, touch, try stuff and smile. Steve Jobs understood that creativity and play spring from the same source.
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Week In Politics: Occupy Wall Street; Jobs Bill; Republican Presidential Field

Guy Raz speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times.
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'Ides Of March': These Days, All Politics Is Lowball

An idealistic campaign press secretary (Ryan Gosling) finds himself in the middle of a scandal that could threaten his candidate's chances of becoming president.
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Remembering A Man And A Marriage

Mary knew Thomas was the one for her when she met him at his mother's funeral in 1991. They married less than 90 days later.
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Nobel Literature Winner Tomas Transtromer: The Beauty of Stillness

Tomas Transtromer, Swedish poet of still and solitary landscapes, is this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. A private man in his work and life, Transtromer has nonetheless been one of Europe's most translated poets of the last 50 years.
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Do Rising Costs Have 'The Simpsons' On The Ropes?

Commentator Andrew Wallenstein says the pressures on The Simpsons to cut costs present a very real threat to a television institution.
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The Luxurious Revenue College Sports Model

Football picks up most of the bills for all the other college sports that lose money. Should an athletic department be funded on the shoulder pads of poor kids?
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Drafting My Fantasy Picks & Tackling Nobel Trends

It's been a surprising year for the Nobel Prize. But there's no fooling commentator Dennis O'Toole — he's been plotting his picks like drafts for the Super Bowl.

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