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Presidential Apologies: Regrets, They Have A Few

The recent history of White House apologies teaches us a lesson: Being president means never having to say you're sorry. At least not in a convincing, soulful, direct way.
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How Tall Is The Washington Monument? Surveyors Take To The Top

The last time the monument's height was measured was in 1999. And with scaffolding in place for earthquake repairs, engineers have a rare opportunity to take official measurements of the iconic obelisk.
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St. Louis Master: 'Diversity Is Big In Chess'

St. Louis might be known for legendary entertainers like Josephine Baker, or star athletes like Yogi Berra, but now there's something else putting the city on the map. It's known as the 'Chess Capital of the World.' Host Michel Martin learns more from St. Louis native and chess National Master, Charles Lawton.
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Should Jonathan Martin 'Man Up' Or 'Leave It On The Field?'

The Barbershop guys meet us in St. Louis this week. They'll weigh in on the Miami Dolphins' bullying debate, and ask whether a California high school's mascot is offensive.
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Is St. Louis' School Transfer Program 'A Mess?'

Missouri's state Supreme Court says that school districts that lose accreditation must pay for students to go elsewhere, if that's what their parents want. But in St. Louis, the process has opened up complicated questions of race and class. Host Michel Martin delves into the issue.
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Getting To The Root Of The Problems In School Districts

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation surrounding Missouri's controversial school transfer policy with Don Marsh of St. Louis Public Radio; Ty McNichols, who leads the city's Normandy School District; and Eric Knost, Superintendent of Mehlville School District.
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Hunger Games: What's Behind Yelp's Fake Restaurant Reviews?

Restaurants with a "weak" reputation are more likely to write fake positive reviews, a study finds. But chain restaurants, which do not benefit greatly from Yelp, are less likely to commit review fraud.
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Snowden Reportedly Used Others' Login Info To Get Secret Data

Some of the classified data leaked by Edward Snowden was acquired using the credentials of his NSA colleagues — including people with higher security clearance than the former spy agency contractor, according to Reuters. As many as 25 people may have been duped, the news agency says.
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Friday Political Mix: Obama, CBS Apologize; Rand Paul Copied

President Obama issues personal apology for the problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, while CBS issues its own mea culpa for a 60 Minutes report that relied on a questionable source
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Lost Luggage? Airlines Have Got A Brand New (Electronic) Tag

By 2014, airlines will introduce an electronic tag system that allows you to track your suitcase's exact location on your smartphone during your travels.

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