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2:04 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Cruising Over Colombia In A Plane From Another Era

A DC 3 stands ready to take off on the runway in Villavicencio , Colombia.
Carlos Villalon for NPR

Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 9:41 am

The plane flown by Capt. Ricardo Fajardo has been around for nearly 70 years, ever since it was built in California by the Douglas Aircraft Co. at the height of World War II.

But as a red and orange DC-3 hugs the treetops and skims past the Vaupes River in the remote southeastern corner of Colombia, Fajardo says he wouldn't feel more comfortable in any other plane.

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Krulwich Wonders...
1:33 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Two Ways To Think About Nothing

NASA

Originally published on Tue March 13, 2012 7:59 am

I'm going to show you two kinds of nothing.

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Opinion
1:32 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

New Republic: Is The South Too Much For The GOP?

Supporters take cover from the rain as they listen to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speak at the Whistle Stop cafe March 12, 2012 in Mobile, Alabama. Alabama and Mississippi hold their primaries today.
Win McNamee Getty Images

Originally published on Tue March 13, 2012 7:05 am

Alec MacGillis is a writer for The New Republic

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Opinion
1:32 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Foreign Policy: No Teacher Left Behind

Indian school children prepare for their Central Board of Secondary Education senior school certificate examinations in New Delhi on March 1, 2012. The progress of education worldwide is often hampered by teacher quality.
Raveendran AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue March 13, 2012 8:46 am

Charles Kenny is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and a Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation.

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Opinion
1:32 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Weekly Standard: Let A Thousand Teachers Bloom

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during an appearance at Arapahoe High School on Feb. 6, 2012 in Centennial, Colorado. Many Republicans argue for more flexibility in hiring and firing teachers.
Marc Piscotty Getty Images

Originally published on Tue March 13, 2012 8:38 am

Marcus A. Winters is the author of Teachers Matter: Rethinking How Public Schools Identify, Reward, and Retain Great Educators.

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