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Can Comedy Break Stereotypes?

Iranian-American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani describes a comic's role in challenging stereotypes — especially when it comes to Middle Eastern Muslims in America.
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What Does It Mean To Be 'Articulate'?

Educator and poet Jamila Lyiscott is a "tri-tongued orator." She unpacks the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, family, and colleagues.
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Why Do We Create Stereotypes?

Psychologist Paul Bloom explains why prejudice is natural, rational and even moral — the key is to understand why we depend on it, and recognize when it leads us astray.
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Hagel Announces Billions In Upgrades To Nuclear Program

The U.S. defense secretary said the Pentagon is aiming to invest about 10 percent more over the next five years to fix "systemic problems" in leadership, morale and aging equipment.
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Judge Denies BP's Attempt To Avoid Up To $18 Billion In Fines

Last month, the company asked the judge to reconsider a ruling that could trigger fines under the Clean Water Act. And on Thursday, he said no. The company says it will appeal.
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When Legislative Leaders Fail In Other Countries, They Lose Their Jobs

Not here — Democrats in the House and Senate plan to stick with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Is it time to bring the parliamentary system's "vote of confidence" mechanism to Congress?
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Obama Critiques Myanmar's Reforms Alongside Opposition Leader

President Obama split time between two leaders Friday, meeting separately with President Thein Sein, a former general, and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner.
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A Botched Study Raises Bigger Questions

Why one education research technique, coming into use by most states, is proving so controversial.
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Any Easy Password Can Help Hackers And The Feds

Jeremy Hammond is currently serving 10 years in Manchester Federal Prison for his cyber attacks. He thinks the feds tracked him down because he used his cat's name in his password.
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With Drought The New Normal, Calif. Farmers Find They Have To Change

Three years of severe drought in California is forcing farmers and ranchers to make some tough choices. In some cases, they're rethinking everything about their business and finding new opportunities.

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