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Rundown for February 8, 2011
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Spider-Man Faces His Toughest Foe Yet: The Theater Critic

After many delays, the $65 million Broadway musical, “Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark,” will officially open March 15th. But reviewers decided they couldn’t wait any longer, and they went to the preview show. We look at some of their scathing reviews.

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Anti-government Protesters In Egypt Settle In For Long Haul

As anti-government protests in Egypt enter a third week, President Hosni Mubarak is trying to come up with concessions that would end the demonstrations. But protesters say they won’t stop until Mubarak leaves.

Music From The Show

Tuesday we heard music from Paul Simon, Nathan Milstein and more.

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Could Southern Sudan’s Independence Have A Ripple Effect?

The results of January’s referendum in Southern Sudan have been certified and in July the world will have its newest nation. We look at other separatist movements across Africa, and whether Southern Sudan’s independence will give them momentum.

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Retirement Planning: Understanding Lifetime Annuities And Reverse Mortgages

We delve into retirement issues facing baby boomers, for instance, when do lifetime annuities and reverse mortgages make sense, and what are the risks?

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Celebrating Poet Elizabeth Bishop’s Centennial Year

From Nova Scotia to Brazil, fans are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Elizabeth Bishop. We mark the occasion with a closer look at Bishop’s poem “Pink Dog” which you can read here.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

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Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.