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Rundown for February 2, 2011
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Danny Boyle’s ‘127 Hours’ Gets 6 Oscar Nominations

Danny Boyle’s film “127 hours” was nominated for 6 Academy Awards last month. The movie is based on the true-life story of hiker Aron Ralston who was trapped in a Utah canyon for 127 hours until he freed himself by cutting off his arm. We revisit a conversation with Danny Boyle.

Music From The Show

On Wednesday, we heard music from Dntel, Air and more.

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Egyptian Demonstrator Describes 'Government-Hired Thugs' At Protests

Thousands of supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak turned out in the streets of Cairo today, some rode horses and camels and used whips to attack anti-government protesters. One protester said he feared a “blood bath” as the dangerous face-off continues.

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Columnist Nicholas Kristoff On Egypt Violence: ‘It’s Not A Clash, It’s A Crackdown’

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff joins us from Cairo, where he tells us that the face-off between anti-government protesters and supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak are “not a clash… a crackdown.”

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Mubarak Supporters Clash With Anti-Government Protesters In Cairo

Professor Khaled Fahmy, of the American University in Cairo was in Tahrir Square today, and describes the scene he saw as Mubarak supporters started to arrive.

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Mega Storm Dumps Snow From Texas To Maine

A massive winter storm, more than 2,000 miles in reach, covered much of the nation’s midsection with snow and ice Wednesday. In Chicago public schools were closed for the first time in 12 years.

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Watching Egypt's Transition

As clashes between Mubarak supporters and anti-government protesters push Egypt further into chaos, who are some of the political, military and business leaders waiting in the wings?

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U.S. Takes Home Gold… In Math

For the first time since 1994, six American teens won the International Mathematical Olympiad.

July 24 3 Comments

Food Innovators Develop Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon

Researchers say a fast-growing new form of a seaweed tastes like bacon when fried.

July 23 5 Comments

‘Paper Towns’ Author John Green Taps Into Teens

The film adaptation of "Paper Towns" comes a year after "The Fault in Our Stars" grossed over $300 million.

July 23 Comment

CDC Study: Teen Sex, Pregnancy On The Decline

The number of teenagers having sex is at the lowest level in 25 years. Less than half of 15 to 19-year-olds say they've had sex.