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Meet The 15-Year-Old From Rural Guatemala Who Addressed The U.N.

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:01am

Back in 2012, Emelin asked the mayor to help the girls of her town. He laughed in her face. But she didn't give up. This week, she told the U.N. General Assembly about her efforts.

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Phony Ppl, 'HelGa.'

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 9:31am

Watch Brooklyn band Phony Ppl's new video, an playful ode to to mean girl character Helga Pataki from Nickelodeon's classic '90s cartoon, Hey Arnold!

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Homecoming Game

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 9:19am

In this final round, where all the answers in this game contain the name of a major U.S. college or university, contestants school each other for the chance to be serenaded by VIP Tituss Burgess.

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What Is Jeopardy?

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 9:19am

Because you've been programmed to give answers in the form of a question, all the answers in this game are famous phrases that begin with the question "what is."

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Stateside Attractions

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 9:19am

Everybody knows how to identify state names from the first few letters, but the last ones? What state ends with a "s-i-n"? Bonus trivia: we'll tell you a weird roadside attraction found in each state.

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The Best Piece Of Trivia You Learned This Week, Betty White Edition

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 9:19am

We know you've been pondering this for a while, fair listener. Who is older: Betty White or sliced bread? Wonder no more, the answer is here!

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Award-Winning Tonys

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 9:19am

Apparently, the key to success is being named Tony, because these various Tonys have all won awards. Try to guess which Tony won a Best Supporting Emmy on Veep.

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Palindromes Semordnilap

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 9:19am

A palindrome is a word or phrase that is the same forwards and backwards, but a semordnilap ("palindromes" backwards) is a word that becomes a different word when read backwards. Get it, smug gums?

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TV Movies

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 9:19am

TV movies are usually an hour-long special on TV but in this game they are mashed up TV and movie titles which all share one word in common.

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Tituss Burgess: You're Rocking This Thing

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 9:19am

The co-star of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt talks about playing hilarious and bizarre TV characters, then goes back to his Broadway roots to sing a "sedentary" version of a Guys and Dolls classic.

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The Ecstatic, Erotic Joy Of Reading 'Girl In The Dark'

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 9:03am

Anna Lyndsey's pseudonymous memoir of her severe light sensitivity is full of rich, sensuous language, all grounded in the ever-present limits of a body that keeps her to the margins of normal life.

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Top Stories: Battle For Tikrit; Astronauts Return Safely

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 7:50am

Also: A judge says a jury will decide if Uber drivers are contractors; more snow is forecast for the Northeast; and the "Breaking Bad" creator says enough with throwing pizzas on an Albuquerque roof.

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Does Being Vegan Really Help Animals?

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 7:47am

More people are moving toward a plant-based diet, for a variety of reasons. Anthropologist Barbara J. King asks three animal activists what this might mean for animals — and the world.

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Space Station Astronauts Make Safe Landing In Kazakhstan

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 7:24am

An astronaut and two cosmonauts have landed safely back on Earth. While in orbit, they traveled almost 71 million miles, NASA says.

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Ditching The Common Core Brings A Big Test For Indiana

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 7:03am

After dropping the Common Core State Standards and agreeing to write its own end-of-year exam, Indiana's had a rough couple of months.

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