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Boys Are At The Back Of The Class

Boys are lagging behind girls in school; on average, they get worse grades, take fewer advanced classes and are less likely to graduate. To find out why boys are taking a back seat in education, host Michel Martin speaks with Christina Hoff Sommers, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and author of 'The War Against Boys.'

Two Arrested In Shocking Shooting Death Of Chicago Girl

The suspects, police say, "had it all wrong." They thought they were firing at rival gang members. Instead, they were shooting at teens who weren't associated with gangs. Hadiya Pendleton's death has gotten national attention. It happened a mile from President Obama's Chicago home.

Montana TV Station Warns Of Attacking Zombies

KRTV viewers in Great Falls, Montana, were interrupted by a bizarre emergency message Monday: Zombies on the attack! Of course it was a hoax. KRTV apologized, saying someone hacked into the Emergency Alert System.

Obama Speech To Set Second Term's Tone

President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night will pick up where his inaugural speech left off. He's expected to bring up the issues of the economy, overhauling immigration, gun control and the budget.

Some See Fired-Cop Who's On The Lam As A Victim

The fired Los Angeles police officer who has been targeting other officers remains a fugitive. Chistopher Dorner is wanted in connection with three murders. Dorner claims he was fired because of racism. That claim has struck a chord with many of the city's Black and Latino residents

L.A. Catholics Want Next Pope To Address Sex-Abuse Scandals

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is the largest in the U.S. and Latinos make up a majority of its parishioners. Latino Catholics there are hopeful a new papacy will bring an end to the child sex-abuse scandals that have rocked the archdiocese.

Fixing Long Lines At The Polls May Be Harder Than You Think

President Obama is expected to once again address Election Day problems in his State of the Union address, this time with some possible solutions. But some worry that involving Congress will just make things worse. And one MIT professor says it's not yet clear what would fix the problem.