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9:27am

Wed February 9, 2011
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

What Bill O'Reilly Does, and Does Not Know, About Religion

Wonderful discussion yesterday about everyone's favorite provocateur and his non-theory of the Moon's origin. In the end it is pretty clear that O'Reilly is just playing the "Why" question that every 6-year old knows. You just keep asking "why" until you exhaust your parents' patience. Of course for many people placing some form of Deity at the end of the "why" chain is not a particularly satisfying end. I am pretty sure that O'Reilly is smart enough to know that.

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9:10am

Wed February 9, 2011
The Two-Way

Catholic Church OKs 'Confession App,' But You Still Have To See A Priest

We have to (yes, we're going to say it) confess to being late on this story. But given the confusion that's been caused by some headlines and web postings, it seems we should pass along word that there's a new app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that helps Catholics prepare for going to confession. And it has the church's OK.

It is not, though, a substitute for the confessional, says the app's creator. Little iApps tells would-be buyers of the app that:

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8:57am

Wed February 9, 2011
Shots - Health News Blog

Researchers Link Marijuana And Earlier Onset Of Psychosis

Can marijuana use lead to mental health problems popping up sooner?

The question weighs on the minds of parents and doctors. Now there's more evidence, culled from more than 80 different studies, that marijuana can speed up development of serious psychotic illness.

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8:45am

Wed February 9, 2011
The Two-Way

Update On Rep. Giffords: 'She's Enjoying Three Meals A Day'

While much attention has been focused on other news in recent days, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) continues to recover from the severe injuries she received in the Jan. 8 shooting rampage at an event she was holding in Tucson.

Among the latest news on her condition:

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8:35am

Wed February 9, 2011
Opinion

The Root: Give Parents More Power In Schools

Theodora Chang is an education-policy analyst at the Center for American Progress. Erica Williams is the deputy director of Progress 2050, a project of the Center for American Progress that develops new ideas for an increasingly diverse America.

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