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Rundown for May 3, 2012
12:06 PM EDT Comment

Bin Laden’s Last Words Go Online

In letters from his last hideout, Osama bin Laden fretted about dysfunction in his terrorist network and crumbling trust from Muslims he wished to incite against their government and the West.

12:15 PM EDT 60 Comments

The Gender Pay Gap: Fact or Fiction?

Are women paid less than men for equal work? That question was the subject of a heated argument on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” We speak with an economist to sort out the numbers.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Horse Racing Industry Looks To Regain Audience

The three triple crown races, including this weekend’s Kentucky Derby, attract millions of viewers. But it’s not enough to support a sport that was once the most popular pastime in America.

12:40 PM EDT 5 Comments

One Professor Goes Further For Feedback

Teacher evaluations are a hot topic in education. But most professors only get evaluated at the end of the semester. Boston University professor Muhammad Zaman has created a system that evaluates instructors every two weeks.

12:50 PM EDT 4 Comments

Using Vampires, Zombies And Pizza To Teach Kids Math

How long would it take one vampire to take over a town of 500,000 people? Author Sean Connolly wants kids to start calculating.

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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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Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

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