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Betting on the Lottery

Americans spent $1.5 billion in the frenzy over last week’s Mega Millions lottery. When the dust cleared there were three winning tickets. Forty-three states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands participate in the...

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Jon Gertner: "The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation"

Bell Labs in New Jersey was to technological innovation in the mid-20th century what Silicon Valley in California is today. An editor at Fast Company magazine describes the environment which fostered 13 Nobel Prize winners and the development of radars, lasers, transistors, satellites and mobile phones.

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Efforts to Deal With Bullying (Rebroadcast)

An estimated one in six children and teenagers will be bullied this year. A new documentary highlights how bullying can trigger a cycle of violence. Diane speaks to the director of the film "Bully," one of the teenagers who appears in the...

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A Neighborhood Tries To Start Anew

The Parkside-Kenilworth neighborhood is in the midst of an ambitious program designed to forge a better future for the neighborhood's children.

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Michael Rosen: "Dignity: Its History and Meaning"

Dignity plays a central role in current thinking about law and human rights, but there is sharp disagreement about its meaning. Diane and her guest discuss modern conceptions of dignity.

From being called "Osama" in a Boston classroom, to looking at whether bullying prevention programs really work in Anchorage, youth producers from around the globe help show what many don’t we understand – but need to – about bullying.

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D.C. Government Drops Security Contractor For Violations

After more than one hundred citations for various violations, the D.C. government is dropping its $41 million contract with a security contractor.

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Report: Some 9/11 Pentagon Victim Remains Buried In Landfill

The remains of some victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the Pentagon were disposed of in a landfill, according to a report.

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Akash Kapur: India Becoming

India has been hailed as a model for the developing world. But its economic boom has led to a widening wealth gap, environmental damage and increase in crime. The price of growth in modern India.

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After Senate Vote, Celebration For Maryland Same-Sex Couples

While the same-sex marriage legislation passed in Maryland Thursday still faces some hurdles, couples in Maryland have taken the occasion as a cause for celebration.

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