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It's A Girl! The New iPhone Speaks

Siri is the name of a new talking virtual assistant feature on the latest iPhone that can tell you when you have an appointment, where to find a Thai restaurant, and what the pollen count will be. Why are the voices that emanate from our machines so often female?
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Life As A 'Symbol Of Integration' In College

In 1953, A.P. Tureaud Jr. enrolled as a freshman at Louisiana State University, becoming the school's first and only black undergraduate that year. Tureaud's family had filed a lawsuit on his behalf. And as he recalls it, life on campus was anything but easy.
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Franz Liszt At 200: An Important, But Not Great, Composer

Commentator Miles Hoffman reflects on the influential composer's legacy 200 years after his birth.
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'Margin Call': A Movie Occupied With Wall Street

This fiscal thriller, starring Kevin Spacey, Zachary Quinto and Demi Moore, is set during one day in 2008, as a group of brokers try to prevent their firm from going belly up. David Edelstein says that given the headlines, the film's timing couldn't be better. (Recommended)
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Goodbye, Gadhafi: A Dream Made Into Reality

After over 40 years of repression, Libyans the world over are celebrating the death of leader Moammar Gadhafi. Libyan-American student Sarah Burshan recalls her reaction to the emotional news of Gadhafi's death.
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Amy Poehler: Playing Politics, But Only On Television

Emmy-nominated actress Amy Poehler talks to Ari Shapiro about her role as an aspiring local politician on the NBC comedy Parks And Recreation.
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Quit Playing Games With Scrabble!

After accusations of a rogue consonant at the World Scrabble Championship in Warsaw, the board game world is as shaken as its bag of lettered tiles. But is an elusive triple word score ever worth this kind of extreme unsportsmanlike conduct? Author Meg Wolitzer settles the score.

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