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Choices Between Work And Home Still A Problem

In her regular 'Can I Just Tell You' essay, host Michel Martin considers the little choice women - and men, for that matter – have between family and career.
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Where Kids Go When Neighborhood Schools Close

A rash of public school closings in some U.S. cities has parents and teachers reeling. School officials say the closings are needed to save money, but some argue it's a form of discrimination. Host Michel Martin talks with a Chicago reporter and a Philadelphia activist about how the closings could affect students and local communities.
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Pro Wrestling's Paul Bearer Dies At Age 58

William Moody, who as the pro wrestling character Paul Bearer embodied a sense of theater that was equal parts morbid and absurd, has died at age 58. A portly man known for his wild-eyed stare and habit of carrying a brass urn under his arm, Paul Bearer was most notably the manager of The Undertaker and Kane.
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Eating Eyeballs: Taboo, Or Tasty?

Sit down to eat in Iceland, and you might be served boiled sheep's head, complete with the eye. In some cultures eyeballs are considered a culinary treat, but for most of us they're still in the category of "eww."
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Why The Library Of Congress Has A Lock On Your Phone

Few of us own the music we listen or the movies we watch in exactly the same way we did a decade ago. And today if you buy a smartphone from a cellphone company, what you can legally do with it — how and where you can use it — may be proscribed even if that phone is fully bought and paid for.
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South Korea Vows Retaliation If Pyongyang Makes Good On Military Threat

Seoul says it will strike back if North Korea makes good on a threat to attack U.S. and South Korean forces.
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Valerie Harper, TV's 'Rhoda,' Reveals She Has Terminal Brain Cancer

Now 73, the actress tells People magazine that she doesn't think about dying. She thinks about "being here now." Doctors have told her she has about three months to live, Harper says.
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Storm Brings Season's Heaviest Snowfall To Midwest, Mid-Atlantic

Winter storm Saturn, which has already left Chicago digging out from 10 inches, is expected to dump more snow on Maryland and Virginia.
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Ex-Pats: Chavez's Death Liberates Venezuelans

While Hugo Chavez was in power, tens of thousands of Venezuelans fled their homeland and rebuilt their lives in South Florida. Ex-Pat Maria Diaz says it is too early to predict what will happen now in her native country.

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