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No More 'Perfect Sixes' for Figure Skaters

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No More 'Perfect Sixes' for Figure Skaters

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No More 'Perfect Sixes' for Figure Skaters

No More 'Perfect Sixes' for Figure Skaters

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The U.S. National Figure Skating Championships this week in Portland, Ore., presage the end of an era. Soon there will be no more perfect scores of 6.0, though Michelle Kwan earned three of them last night. The scoring system is being changed, prompted by a judging scandal at the last Winter Olympics. NPR's Tom Goldman reports.