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U.S. Tests Teens A Lot, But Worldwide, Exam Stakes Are Higher

American students take an alphabet soup of mandatory and voluntary exams: SAT, PISA, AP. Sure it's a lot, but in places like Japan and England, tests are incredibly high-stress and life-defining.

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Bob Hoskins: A Specialist In Tough Guys With Soft Hearts

British actor Bob Hoskins has died at the age of 71, after a bout with pneumonia. The skilled character actor starred in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and received an Oscar nomination for Mona Lisa.

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What's The NSA Doing Now? Training More Cyberwarriors

The military's reliance on cyberspace is outpacing its ability to defend against cyberattacks, according to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Here's how cyberwarriors are being trained.

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Bob Hoskins: A Specialist In Tough Guys With Soft Hearts

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Twitter CEO Hopes To Attract Users By Clearing The Clutter

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Campus Rape Reports Are Up, And Assaults Aren't The Only Reason

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High-Tech Maker Spaces: Helping Little Startups Make It Big

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What's The NSA Doing Now? Training More Cyberwarriors

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U.S. Tests Teens A Lot, But Worldwide, Exam Stakes Are Higher

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What About Donald Sterling's Right To Privacy?

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