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Thursday, December 19, 2013

For many, being in the middle is a balancing act.

Views of the Middle from Across America | Gov. John Hickenlooper's Year on the National Stage | Crisis Averted in the South China Sea | Panel Tells White House to Curb NSA Spy Program |  As Culture Shifts, New Discussions For Teens & Marijuana | Eleanor Catton's "The Luminaries" Lights Up the Literary Skies

Views of the Middle from Across America

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data on median household income levels for every community across America. The Takeaway set out to find ordinary "median earners" from d...

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Gov. Hickenlooper's Year on the National Stage

John Hickenlooper, Democratic Governor of Colorado, has had quite a year on the national stage. From extreme weather that caused deadly landslides, to becoming one of two states that ...

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Crisis Averted in the South China Sea

Looks like there’s been another “near-miss” in the South China Sea. Though just reported, a near collision between a Chinese warship and a U.S. guided missile cruiser on December 5 ha...

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Panel Tells White House to Curb NSA Spy Program

Yesterday, a panel of presidential advisers released its recommendations on the NSA's mass data collection program. The panel urged President Barack Obama to end the government's syst...

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As Culture Shifts, New Marijuana Talks For Teens

With medical marijuana legal in 20 states and recreational pot legal in Washington and Colorado, the national conversation around marijuana is changing rapidly. And many are wary abou...

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"The Luminaries" Lights Up the Literary Skies

"The Luminaries" is the fascinating new novel written by Eleanor Catton, the 2013 Man Booker Prize winner. Described by the New York Times as "doing a Charlotte Bronte-Themed crosswor...

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