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Super Bowl Cheat Sheet: Key Phrases To Keep You In The Game

Put down that chicken wing and put in your two cents. Fake your way at least well into the third quarter, when everyone else at your party Sunday is well into their Bud Lights.

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History Sometimes Rewards Those Who Are Sidelined

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith will be on the sidelines of the Super Bowl this weekend, after suffering a concussion midway through the season. Now he's counseling teammate Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who replaced him. "The good ones stay ready," he says.
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Week In Politics: Jobs Numbers, Hagel's Confirmation Hearing

Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss new jobs numbers, Chuck Hagel's Senate confirmation hearing, immigration reform and the legacy of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch.
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History Joins The 49ers In Opposing Ray Lewis

It's rare in sport for someone to declare that this will be the finale and then go out a winner, says commentator Frank Deford. But, on Sunday, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis hopes to do just that.
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Oysters Rebound In Popularity With Man-Made Bounty

Along the East Coast, wild oysters have been decimated over the years by man and nature. Food commentator Bonny Wolf says oyster farming is exploding, and raw oyster bars are all the rage.
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For Cartoonists Who Cover Obama: Four More Ears

Four years ago, when the nation's first African-American president was inaugurated, even conservative editorial cartoonists marked the moment with reverence. Now, not so much. Political cartoonists Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune and Matt Wuerker of Politico weigh in on the evolution of a president's image.
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Week In Politics: Gun Policy, Obama's Second Inauguration

Audie Cornish talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss gun policy, a GOP retreat and President Obama's second inauguration.

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