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English Prof. Helps Rewrite Student's Self Image

Friday is National Day of Listening, and this year, Story Corps is focusing on the impact teachers have made. Regular Tell Me More contributor Lester Spence speaks with his University of Michigan professor, Ralph Story, whose guidance helped him believe in his potential.
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Bailey White's Thanksgiving Story: 'Call It Even'

For her annual Thanksgiving tale, commenter Bailey White tells the story of a painter who moves from Florida to Vermont, where he decides to raise a dozen turkeys.
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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: The Columnist's Voice

Daily Beast and Newsweek editor Tina Brown explores the work of newspaper columnists through readings that propose a new way of looking at the 2012 election and the scandal at Penn State.
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An Eternal Tee Time Option For Die-Hard Golfers

For the most fanatical of sports junkies, commentator Frank Deford has news of a way to carry that fervor into the afterlife.
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In 'The Artist,' A Silent Look At Old Hollywood

In the new film The Artist, the era of silent film giving way to sound is depicted with an unusual return to silence. That meant different challenges for the actors — even those who walk on four legs.
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Supercommittee Does Its Real Job For Its Real Bosses

Both parties act as though they can blame the other, striving to please constituencies that insist they do so. Yet, few achievements in American history have been so bi-partisan as the national debt.
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Presidents And Pilgrims: 3 Boundary-Pushing Books

'Tis the season to be thankful — especially for those pioneering patriots, our nation's founders. Author David O. Stewart recommends three page-turners that tell the true story of early America.
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Bringing A Bollywood Celebre-Baby Into The World

Last week, a Bollywood superstar couple welcomed a newborn girl to their famous family. Commentator Sandip Roy looks at the fascination with the birth of India's best-known baby.
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Inside Guantanamo, Detainees Live In Limbo

NPR's Dina Temple-Raston has reported on prisons for years, but says Guantanamo is different. In this Reporter's Notebook, she visits the notorious prison and says it feels like a terrorist museum.
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'The Descendants': In Paradise, A Stranger To Himself

A father (George Clooney) struggles to reassess his past and navigate his future after his wife is gravely injured in a water-skiing accident. Critic David Edelstein says the film blends broad comedy with the sting of tragedy. (Recommended)

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