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Is It Time To Get Rid of IQ Tests In Schools?

Schools have long used IQ tests to group students. But some experts say labels like 'gifted' or 'disabled' are following students throughout their education — for better and worse. Guest host Celeste Headlee finds out more.
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CIA's Acknowledgment Of Iran Coup Role Is Latest Revelation

The agency acknowledged this week that it played a role in Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh's ouster in 1953. The CIA also acknowledged the existence of Area 51 and spying on Noam Chomsky.
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The Dream 9 Pushes The Envelope (And Their Allies' Buttons)

Like protesters in so many social movements, a group of young immigration activists must try to move the conversation without going too far.
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Facebook Makes Us Sadder And Less Satisfied, Study Finds

Researchers from the University of Michigan find that while Facebook provides an invaluable resource for social connection, it actually undermines well-being.
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Obama's College-Cost Tour Is A Chance To Get Past Climbing Walls

President Obama is scheduled to address the college affordability crisis in a two-day, campaign-style bus tour. Will he talk about the complex reasons behind rising costs?
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Australian's Shooting Death Echoes From Oklahoma To Melbourne

The killing of an Australian man who was in the U.S. on a baseball scholarship has brought grief to his hometown and to the small Oklahoma town where he was shot to death. Three teens have been arrested for the crime; one suspect says they simply had nothing better to do, the police report.
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Shot Through Mouth Was Bombing Suspect's Most Severe Injury

A doctor's testimony about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's condition was released this week. The 20-year-old has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the Boston Marathon bombings and the murder three days later of a MIT police officer.
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Crime Novelist Elmore Leonard Dies

His best-sellers included Get Shorty. Movies based on his stories included Hombre. Leonard was also the creator of the Raylan Givens character on FX TV's Justified. Leonard was 87.
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Ball State Students Wins Free Tuition For Spring Semester

The school has an annual basketball challenge for incoming freshmen: Hit a shot from half court and win free tuition for a semester. No one had ever done it until this year. Markus Burden was picked randomly from the crowd. He missed twice and then sunk the shot.
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Older Farmers Seem To Be In No Hurry To Call It Quits

Farmers are getting older. In the last census taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 25 percent of farm operators were more than 65 years old. Neighbors and younger farmers would like to have their land. But for a variety of reasons, it's hard to convince an older farmer to give it up.

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