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Researchers in France conducted tests on multitasking, which suggest the brain struggles to stay focused when fixed on more than two goals at one time. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Multitasking Brain Divides And Conquers, To A Point

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Supporters of former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi celebrate in Baghdad in March, after election results showed Allawi edging out current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. But Iraq's neighbors are nervous about instability in Iraq since the election, and some are quietly worried about the display of democracy in their backyard. Karim Kadim/AP hide caption

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Iraq's Neighbors Exhibit Some Postelection Fears

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Actors Sonja Sohn (from left), Wendell Pierce and Dominic West anchored HBO's The Wire. Jason Mittell teaches a class on the TV show at Middlebury College in Vermont. Nicole Rivelli/AP/HBO hide caption

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TV's 'The Wire' Gets New Life In College Classrooms

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