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Pass The Cheese, Hold The Leader Appearance Jokes

While trying to convince European banks to reduce Greece's debt this week, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly had a row over a comment he made about her eating habits.
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For Witty, Warm, Wonderful Advice, We Asked Beth

For years, Elizabeth Winship, the inimitable force behind Ask Beth, dispensed warm, smart advice to the young and hopelessly confused. Commentator Amy Dickinson pays tribute to a fellow Agony Aunt.
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'Primetime' TV, Like You've Never Seen It Before

The PBS documentary series America in Primetime, which premieres this weekend, puts TV under the microscope, analyzing various tropes and character archetypes. Critic David Bianculli says it's the smartest TV show about television he's seen in the past two decades.
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A Stone Carver's Daughter Tells Of Mount Rushmore

Luigi Del Bianco was the chief stone carver on the Mount Rushmore monument, working for years to bring the presidents' faces to life in stone. He gave Abraham Lincoln's face many of its details, in the project that ended 70 years ago. But to his family, Del Bianco was a modest, loving patriarch.
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Intelligent Design: McCarthy, Myself And A.I.

John McCarthy, who coined the phrase "artificial intelligence," died Monday after a long career of computer science breakthroughs. Commentator Adam Frank explains why there's nothing artificial about McCarthy's effect on technology.
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Occupy Wall Street's Most Unlikely Ally: The Pope

The Vatican released a document Monday calling for major reforms of the international financial system. Commentator Thomas J. Reese says the pope's position might surprise some people — he sounds more like a Wall Street protester than a conservative Christian leader.

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