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Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Boy Scout holds flags that are going to be placed on each grave at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery May 26, 2007 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Andy Lyons/Getty)

Why Ice is So Difficult to Fight in The South | How Do They Do That? The Physics Behind the Skeleton and the Luge | Six Years of High School? An Educational Experiment in Chicago | Openly Gay Eagle Scout May Be Banned | This Valentine's Day, True Stories of Love & Tech | Have GOP Leaders Given Up?

The Future of Secondary Education in America?

Chicago's Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy is working to prove that the old way maybe isn't always best. At Sarah E. Goode, students attend high school for six years, graduating with a high school diploma and an associate's degree. Rana Foroohar, assistant managing editor at Time Magazine reported on this story in a cover story for the latest edition of the magazine. Stan Litow, IBM vice president of corporate citizenship and one of the innovators behind the Sarah E. Goode school explains what his dreams for this model look like. 

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This Valentine's Day, True Stories of Love & Tech

From the unusual origins of Craigslist's "Missed Connections" to the science behind eHarmony, we take a look at the tech powering online dating sites.

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Openly Gay Eagle Scout May Be Banned

This week, just nine months after the Boy Scouts of America lifted their longtime ban on openly gay scouts, 17-year old Pascal Tessier became the first openly gay member to be officially recognized as an Eagle Scout. But in six months, Pascal will no longer be allowed to be a part of the Boy Scouts of America. That’s because he’ll be turning 18, and according to the BSA guidelines, openly gay adults are not welcome.

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Today's Highlights | February 13, 2014

Also on Today's Show: The winter storm system that shut down much of South and mid-Atlantic yesterday is now taking its toll on the Northeast. The challenge from this storm has come in form of ice...After three years of brinkmanship, confrontation and threatened defaults, both the House and the Senate have agreed to raise the debt ceiling without conditions until March of 2015.

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