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Stark Report: Left-Right Divide Is At Its Worst In Recent Memory

Michael Dimock, the Pew Research Center's vice president of research, discusses Pew's latest polls, which show that Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines than at any point in the last two decades.
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Pentagon Says Bergdahl En Route To Texas

The U.S. Army sergeant held hostage for five years in Afghanistan has left a hospital in Germany aboard a U.S. military plane destined for San Antonio, Tex.
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Cool Kids Lose, Though It May Take A Few Years

Call it revenge of the nerds. Popularity at age 13 fades by age 22, a study finds. And kids who try to act cool in their early teens are more likely to have alcohol and relationship problems later.
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Ex-'Times' Editor Jill Abramson To Teach At Harvard

The former executive editor of The New York Times, whose sudden dismissal sent shock waves through the media world, will teach undergraduate courses on narrative nonfiction.
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Teen Smoking Hits A 22-Year Low, But Other Tobacco Uses Rise

Public health officials have dreamed of getting cigarette use down to 16 percent of teens, and that day has come. But some are turning to hookahs and electronic cigarettes, so the news isn't all good.
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Who Runs The World? Rutgers Says Beyonce

Rutgers University students now have a homework assignment they might look forward to: Listening to Beyonce. Professor Kevin Allred discusses his course, Politicizing Beyonce.
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Did Eric Cantor Forget That All Politics Are Local?

The House majority leader says he will step down from that post after a surprise loss. For more, host Michel Martin speaks with Republican strategist Ron Christie and Univision's Fernando Espuelas.
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Is Teacher Tenure Really The New Brown V. Board Of Education?

A California judge ruled that the state's teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional because they disproportionately affect poor and/or minority students. Education Week's Stephen Sawchuk explains.
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President's Student Loan Action Might Be Too Little, Too Late

President Obama signed an order that will cap student loan repayments at 10 percent of income for millions of borrowers. Georgetown University's Anthony Carnevale discusses whether it will help.
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How Dreaming Big Led One TV Star To His Big Break

Before Cesar Millan became a TV personality, he was a homeless, undocumented immigrant from Mexico with a dream. He reveals how his career took off as part of NPR's series, "My Big Break."

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