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Teacher Pushed Struggling Student To Honors

When Meliza Arellano started seventh grade, she was below grade level in both math and reading. She was put in Sarah Benko's class to help students like her get up to speed. That was the year Arellano became a serious student.
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What Black Friday Crowds Are Really Shopping For

It's hard not to look at Black Friday shoppers and see some kind of crass, mindless mob. Scott Simon thinks something else may be at work to explain the swarms at midnight sales and the intensity of bargain hunting.
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Impatience Grows Over Egypt's Unfinished Revolution

Guy Raz speaks with Samer Shehata, professor of Arab politics at Georgetown University, about how anger with Egypt's military rulers has prompted more protests, and how elections planned to begin next week may not be enough to quell the unrest.
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Black Market Value: Three Criminally Good Reads

Crime might not pay, but it does deliver in the world of fiction. Author Tony D'Souza recommends three of his favorite books about illicit activities. They'll have you contemplating a life of misdeeds and malfeasance.
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Letters: A Thanksgiving Tale

Guy Raz reads listener reaction to yesterday's Thanksgiving Day story by writer Bailey White.
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Week In Politics: Taking The Country's Pulse

Guy Raz talks with weekly commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the tough spot Congress is in, observations on the political divide, economic mobility and disagreement over core values.
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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: The Columnist's Voice

Daily Beast and Newsweek editor Tina Brown explores the work of newspaper columnists through readings that propose a new way of looking at the 2012 election and the scandal at Penn State.
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An Eternal Tee Time Option For Die-Hard Golfers

For the most fanatical of sports junkies, commentator Frank Deford has news of a way to carry that fervor into the afterlife.

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