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  1. States Want Kids To Learn A Lot — Maybe Too Much

    When state legislators impose mandates on schools, educators get nervous. Sometimes, lawmakers want kids to learn legitimate skills; other times, they try to micromanage lessons down to the historical event.
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  2. Google and Ira Glass team up to share love stories

    "This American Life" love stories are featured on Google search for Valentine's Day.
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  3. Behind The Movie, Tales From The Real-Life 'Monuments Men'

    George Clooney anchors a thriller about a celebrated military unit that worked to recover and protect precious art and artifacts during the chaos at the end of World War II. NPR's Joel Rose reports on the mission — and some of the surviving members.
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  4. Tycoon's Lesbian Daughter Rejects Multimillion-Dollar 'Marriage Bounty'

    Hong Kong tycoon Cecil Chao initially offered $65 million to any man who married his daughter. Gigi Chao has since been flooded with marriage requests from eager men around the world. But in an open letter, she asks her father to accept her partner.
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  5. Report: 'Pattern Of Harassment' Led Dolphins Player To Quit

    Jonathan Martin abruptly left the NFL team last season. He said teammate Richie Incognito had made his life miserable. Investigators say Martin and two others were the targets of racial slurs and other taunting.
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  6. Fed Will Continue To Taper Its Stimulus Program

    The Federal Reserve said the economy continues to improve, so it is slowing its purchase of bonds by $10 billion a month.
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  7. Countdown To Sochi: Will The City Be Ready?

    With the Winter Olympics just days away, the status of preparations in Sochi is mixed: Housing for the athletes has been getting rave reviews, but hotels and other buildings are still not unfinished.
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  8. North Korea Frees Elderly U.S. Tourist After Weeks In Detention

    Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old veteran of the Korean War who was arrested by authorities in Pyongyang after a tour of the North, reportedly issued an apology for his "hostile acts."
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  9. Slideshow: Jamestown rebuilds after Colo. floods

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  10. Candy Flavors Put E-Cigarettes On Kids' Menu

    Electronic cigarettes are often billed as safe and helpful for adult smokers trying to kick their habit. But the CDC says 1 in 5 young teens who try an e-cigarette have never smoked tobacco. And between 2011 and 2012, the devices doubled in popularity among middle-school and high-school students.
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