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A School Lunch Denied Prompts Powerful Action In A World Of Words

Tweeting and blogging make it easy to complain in the virtual world. Instead, an outraged Michigan mom took a step to make a difference in real life.
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Debate: Is Death Final?

The idea of an afterlife has fascinated humans for millennia. In a recent Intelligence Squared debate, two teams faced off over the concept of life after death from a scientific perspective.
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'Too Crisp And Self-Assured?' Take It As A Compliment, Ladies

Host Michel Martin reflects on the retirement of legendary broadcaster Barbara Walters, and what her career says about how society treats smart, ambitious women and girls.
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The Olympics: A Modern Day World's Fair (And Money Magnet)

World's Fairs still exist, but just two cities bid to host the 2017 Expo. In contrast, seven U.S. cities are vying for the 2024 Olympics, and the games just signed a $7.75 billion deal with NBC.
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Love Your Profile, Take Me Out To The Ball Game?

Major League Baseball and Match.com have a new joint venture to connect fans looking for romance. But can they make lovers out of those with a passion for baseball?
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How A Persian-American Love Story Got Its Start In Harlem

Tell Me More's Davar Ardalan receives an Ellis Island Medal of Honor and remembers her grandparents. Their story began in 1920s Harlem and, Ardalan writes, "could be a page out of a Persian epic."
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Saying Goodbye To A Friend Who's 'Ready To Go Home'

Eddie Lanier was homeless when David Wright brought him home years ago for a shower and a meal. Today, Eddie is terminally ill and in hospice care — but he's not afraid to die, he tells his friend.
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When The Watchdogs Wear Tuxedos, Politicians Rest Easy

Media, politicians and celebrities mingled at the White House Correspondents Dinner — but Bob Garfield of On the Media stayed outside looking in. He says the WHCD is odd and ethically questionable.
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Draft Season: All-American, Twisted And Downright Infectious

Commentator Frank Deford discusses what he considers the fifth major sports season — the two-month period when pro football, basketball, baseball and hockey all hold their drafts.
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Want A Tour Of The American Psyche? Flip Through SkyMall

That catalog stuffed in the seat pocket during your flight is one of America's best-read publications. What does that say about us?

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