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Pythagoras' iPhone: Is Listening A Lost Classroom Art?

We began our 50 Great Teachers series with a look at Socrates, which raised a question: Do educators focus enough on teaching students how to listen?
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Army Drops Use Of Term 'Negro' In Document

The document listed the term as an acceptable way to refer to African Americans. The Army said it removed it as soon as it noticed it.
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The Awkward Post-Election White House Lunch

President Obama and congressional leaders have lunch on Friday, after an election that saw power shift to the Republicans. If history is a guide, they'll come out and describe it using polite terms.
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Test Flight Crash Fails To Deter Space Tourists

Last week, a commercial spaceship built by Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight. More than 700 had signed up for flights on the craft, and many are sticking with the project — for now.
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Future U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Will Require More Brain Than Brawn

The face of manufacturing has changed. In the future, the pool of workers is expected to be smaller. And if workers want to succeed, they'll need continuous improvement with on-the-job education.
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Appeals Court Ruling Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Bans In 4 States

Bans on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee were confirmed by a federal court Thursday, reversing lower courts' decisions.
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Judge To Rule Friday On Detroit's Bankruptcy Exit

The judge must decide if the plan is fair to Detroit's creditors and feasible for the city to accomplish, as it seeks to shed $7 billion in debt and invest more than a billion in city services.
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Bomb Techs Work Through 'Dark Spots' To Brighter Lives

In an update to a 2011 StoryCorps interview, retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Max Voelz, whose wife died disarming an IED, and Sgt. Mary Dague, who lost both arms in Iraq, both say they are happy now.
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10 Years After Battle For Fallujah, Marines Reflect On 'Iconic Fight'

The six-week battle to retake the city from insurgents was the fiercest during the Iraq War. Almost 100 Americans died; 600 others were injured. Veterans commemorated the anniversary on Friday.
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OOPS! 'Morning Edition's' Best Bloopers

Morning Edition hosts recount and replay some of the show's less-than-perfect moments on the air.

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