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Episode 575: The Fondue Conspiracy

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 7:57pm

The popularity of fondue wasn't an accident. It was planned by a cartel of Swiss cheese makers, which ruled the Swiss economy for 80 years.

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Gay Marriages To Begin In Idaho, After High Court Lifts Stay

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 7:33pm

The order from the Supreme Court signals yet again that the justices are disinclined to review cases throwing out state bans on gay marriage.

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WATCH: The Most Charming Thing On The Internet Today

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:21pm

The New York Times invited six second-graders to eat at the acclaimed French restaurant Daniel. The result is the most charming thing on the Internet today.

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Clinton Documents: 7 Excerpts You Should Read

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:03pm

The Clinton Presidential Library finished releasing documents that had been withheld previously. They reveal nothing we didn't already know, but give insight into a tumultuous time at the White House.

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For This Baseball Season, Roger Angell Has Just The 'Ticket'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:40pm

The American League Championship Series begins tonight. Writer Kate Tuttle says Roger Angell's 1988 collection of essays, Season Ticket, is the perfect accompaniment to the postseason.

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43 Missing Students, 1 Missing Mayor: Of Crime And Collusion In Mexico

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:29pm

The town at the center of the students' disappearance has a history of political and police corruption. The mayor's own mother-in-law said he was on a drug gang's payroll, earning $155,000 a month.

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Amid Tight Restrictions And Rubble, A Cement Shortage In Gaza

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:11pm

You're not supposed to be able to buy cement commercially in Gaza, but some is being sold illicitly. The material is crucial for replacing homes and shops destroyed in the summer war.

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Microsoft CEO's Comments Reflect A Larger Workplace Problem

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:04pm

On Thursday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said it is good karma in some instances when women do not ask for a raise. Melissa Block talks to Maria Klawe, who was interviewing him, about the reaction.

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Nobel Peace Prize Awards Honor 'Dignity Of The Child'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:50pm

Melissa Block talks to Adil Najam, dean of the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He says splitting the prize helps bring focus to two issues which are linked.

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