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Berkeley Bakes Cupcakes But No Fresh Ideas

In her weekly commentary, Michel Martin says the controversial bake sale hosted by a Republican student group at the University of California, Berkeley, is upsetting for several reasons. The prices were based on customers' race and gender, with white males paying the most.
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A Leading Figure In The New Apostolic Reformation

Several apostles affiliated with the movement helped organize or spoke at Rick Perry's recent prayer rally. A leading apostle, C. Peter Wagner, talks about the movement and its missions, which include acquiring leadership positions in government, the media, and arts and entertainment.
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The News Tip: Don't Ask Them If They're Running

Political figures choreograph their presidential campaigns well in advance. If they're running, they'll let you know. Asking might only distract from more substantive policy issues.
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White House Visit No Happy Ending For '85 Bears

The 1985 Chicago Bears will finally be received at the White House — 26 years after their Super Bowl win. The years haven't all been kind to those of "Super Bowl Shuffle" fame, and some players have paid a price for our entertainment.
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Commentator Jo Carson Dies At 64

Michele Norris and Melissa Block remember former All Things Considered commentator Jo Carson, who died earlier this month in the place where she was born — John City, Tenn. She was 64. She was a playwright, fiction author and children's book author.
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Week In Politics: GOP Primary Dates; Herman Cain; Chris Christie

Melissa Block 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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For Grown-Ups, Missing Those Back-To-School Blues

Is it possible to play hooky from real life and return to the magical wonder of learning in a classroom? Writer Ben Dolnick investigates the intellectual doldrums that plague life after graduation.
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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Joy Of Letters

Another tweet, another text, another trite, impersonal way that we choose to communicate with each other in the modern age. Writer Gwen Thompkins describes the ties that bind us to the well-written letter.
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An Atmospheric 'Shelter' For Era Full Of Foreboding

In Take Shelter, Michael Shannon dreams of an apocalyptic storm, and builds a backyard bunker for his family to survive. Critic David Edelstein says the film is terrific. (Recommended)

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