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The Rites Of Springfield

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 3:54pm

In this game, we imagine that Simpsons characters have moved to a real Springfield somewhere in the United States. Contestants tell us which U.S state we're talking about.

Breakfast With Rom-Coms

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 3:54pm

Put on your Discman and jam out to one of the greatest '90s songs, "Breakfast at Tiffany's," which, like all great '90s songs, was based on a romantic comedy from 1961.

Yiddish Proverb, Klingon Proverb, Or Bob Marley Lyric?

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 3:54pm

In this installment of This, That or The Other, contestants must determine the origin of some unusual phrases.

Okay, Okay, I'll Show You

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 3:54pm

Contestants respond to questions with clues to words or phrases that start with the "muh" sound. As Jerry Maguire might yell, show me the Munchkins!

GOP Presidential Candidates Criticize Obama's State Of The Union Address

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 3:42pm

President Obama used his State of the Union address to argue against charges coming from the Republican presidential candidates — and they argued back.

Armed Occupation In Oregon Continues With No End Game In Sight

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 3:42pm

Wednesday marks the 12th day of the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon. The militants who took over the federal headquarters continue to move freely in and out of the refuge. Supporters occasionally come in with food and other supplies. It's still not clear how long they'll stay, but the occupiers continue to talk about their goal of turning over federal lands to local control.

Division Over Social Issues Threatens Global Split Among Anglican Churches

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 3:42pm

The Archbishop of Canterbury has called the leaders of the Anglican "provinces" to England to discuss the division over social issues, including homosexuality, same-sex marriage and female bishops.

Supreme Court Divided Over Iranian Terrorism Compensation Case

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 3:42pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday considered whether Congress unconstitutionally infringed on the independence of the judiciary when it passed a law making Iranian government funds in the U.S. available to compensate the victims of terrorist attacks sponsored by the government of Iran.

U.K. Parliament Supports Call To Adopt National Anthem

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 3:42pm

Members of Parliament have supported the idea to give England its very own national anthem. Now, England has to decide what that anthem should be.

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