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Friendly Advice For Teachers: Beware Of Facebook

A New Jersey teacher posted comments on Facebook against a gay history exhibit at her school. Another teacher could lose her job for a post in which she called her students future criminals. Incidents like this around the country spark heated debates over privacy and free speech.
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'The Atlantic' Remembers Its Civil War Stories

In 1857, a group of American intellectuals founded The Atlantic and used it to challenge the institution of slavery. Now, on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's beginning, a new issue of the magazine reaches back to a time when slavery — and the future of the United States — was still an open question.
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GOP Candidates Affirm Their Support Of Israel

The GOP presidential contenders addressed the Republican Jewish Coalition Forum Wednesday. Lynn Neary talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro for more.
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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Announces New Inductees

Lynn Neary and Robert Siegel talks about the 2012 inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 27th annual induction ceremony is slated to be held next year in Cleveland.
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In Mass., A Football Call Draws Controversy

Robert Siegel speaks with Robert Holmes, Boston Globe high school sports editor, about the controversial call on Massachusetts high school football player Matt Owens. Owens raised his arm at the 24-yard line as he ran for a touchdown during a game, but the touchdown was nullified because Owens displayed unsportsmanlike conduct.
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Volunteers Rally To Save War Columnist's Museum

A museum dedicated to Pulitzer Prize-winning World War II columnist Ernie Pyle is in danger of closing. The site, in Pyle's hometown of Dana, Ind., attracts fewer than 2,000 visitors annually. The state recently cut off support to the museum and moved a number of the artifacts to the capitol. Now, a group of community volunteers is rallying to try to preserve the museum and Pyle's legacy.
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Blagojevich Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in prison. He was convicted of 18 corruption charges. A federal judge in Chicago handed down the sentence after Blagojevich himself addressed the court and pleaded for mercy.
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Is There Truth In Gingrich's Remarks On The Poor?

Newt Gingrich has made controversial comments about the lack of employed role models for poor kids — and suggested that they be given jobs after school as janitors. Those who have been dealing with children and poverty for years say Gingrich's comments may be exaggerated, but there's an element of truth in what he says.

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