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Toms Shoes A Hit At Oscars, But Does Shoe Giveaway Hit The Mark?

The for-profit company gives a free pair of shoes to a poor child for every pair a consumer buys. Is that a good idea?
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Don't Miss Jay Caspian Kang On Asian-Americans, Whiteness And Peter Liang

Protests over the conviction of police officer Peter Liang in the shooting death of an unarmed black man show that Asian-Americans have something to say about race and policing. But what, and how?
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Basketball's 3-Pointer: From Tacky Gimmick To Strategic Platform

This shot has come a far piece since it was adopted by the NBA in 1979, and Stephen Curry's prowess will make it an even bigger part of the game, according to sports commentator Frank Deford.
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Week In Politics: Republican Debate, Tax Returns, Super Tuesday

Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Eliana Johnson of the National Review speak with NPR's Audie Cornish about Thursday's Republican debate, candidates' tax returns, and a preview of the Super Tuesday primaries.
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The Possibility Of A Three-Parent Baby

The science, ethics and politics of controversial research to create human embryos from the DNA of three people.

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Wind At Sea Is Strangely Van Goghish, Says NASA

Sea surface currents look uncannily like a van Gogh sky. In this visualization, watch how wind dances on the ocean's surface, twisting and turning around the continents.
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This Should Be A Hit In Texas: Puddle Of Oil Turns Into A Christmas Tree

Start with a pool of oil. Turn on a magnet. The oil travels up a superstructure and blossoms into a tree. Turn off the magnet, and the branches, the needles, the tree melt away. It's a puddle again.The perfect tree for an oil billionaire, no?
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Yet Another Teaching Memoir? A Teacher's Critique

Recent years have seen a proliferation of books about the struggles of rookie teachers. We asked a veteran New York City teacher to review The Battle for Room 314 by Ed Boland.
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Week In Politics: Justice Antonin Scalia's Death, Presidential Race

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the fight over who should nominate Justice Scalia's successor, and the upcoming Nevada caucuses and South Carolina primary.
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Beyond The Oscars: A Look At Racial Diversity In Hollywood

The lack of diversity among Oscar nominees has ignited a conversation about race in Hollywood. A look at the push to include a wider variety of voices, and why some argue more diverse films will benefit the industry’s bottom line.

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