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Kickers Are Taking The Kick Out Of Football

So far this year, NFL field goal kickers have made 88 percent of their attempts. They've even made two-thirds of their tries from more than 50 yards. When kickers are that good it hurts the game, says commentator Frank Deford.
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Week In Politics: Vice Presidential Debate

Robert Siegel 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 the vice presidential debate.
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It's Good To Root, Root, Root For The Home Team

In the world of sports — even if you move often — commentator Frank Deford says your loyalty should always be to your hometown team.
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Week In Politics: Presidential Debate, Jobs Report

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 the week's presidential debate and the new jobs report.
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For Special Education Teacher, 'Every Day Is Precious'

Ken Rensink was 19 when he was disabled in a car accident. After 15 years out of the workforce, he decided to devote himself to teaching special education. He's now been at it for more than a decade. "I'm trying to help create folks who will not get rolled by life," he says.
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Are Those Spidery Black Things On Mars Dangerous? (Maybe)

From Earth, lifeless Mars can seem like a serene and boring planet. However, scientists noticed some little black dots in a satellite image of the Martian sand that may hint at an exciting, explosive geography.
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Do You Know Where Your Children Are? Is That Always A Good Thing?

Decades ago, kids were encouraged to play outside and explore the outdoors. Nowadays, protective parents have reined in their children, leading to strictly structured (and supervised) playtime. The kids don't seem to be fighting it, but do these new rules stymie childhood creativity?

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