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Rundown for February 18, 2011
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As Protests Spread In Middle East, History Comes Alive For US Students

As protests continue in the mideast, here in the U.S., students are getting a rare chance to watch history in the making. We touch down in one school, Plymouth South High School in Plymouth, Mass.

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Oscar Short Films: ‘To A Feature Film What Poetry Can Be To Prose’

When you see watch the Oscars, do you ever wonder why you’ve never heard of any of the nominees for best short films? Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr has seen them all, from “The Gruffalo” to “Poster Girl” and tells us which to watch, and why.

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Lawmakers Debate Cuts: From Planned Parenthood To EPA Funding

Putting off a scheduled holiday, the Republican-led House of Representatives continued debate today on dozens of measures to cut spending in the current federal budget.

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On Friday we heard sounds from Kar Kar Madison, Ahmad Jamal and more.

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Researcher Says To Tackle Deadly Superbugs, Rethink Antibiotics

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more people die from the drug-resistant bacteria MRSA than AIDS each year. And the increased prevalence drug-resistant super bugs has public health officials worried that soon antibiotics won’t work at all. We take a look at how drug company marketing, and the price of antibiotics may be feeding the problem.

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Family Takes Year-Long Journey In Search Of Life Lessons

A family of six is spending a year traveling around the world, blogging and creating videos about their experiences in countries from Iceland to Cambodia. Far from your typical sight-seeing trip, this journey is about immersing themselves in the cultures they visit.

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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.