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’30 Rock’ live — and kicking

What went right on “30 Rock” this week might be the problem with “30 Rock” in general.

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Fixing public schools: Davis Guggenheim on “Waiting for Superman”

Davis Guggenheim, director of the new documentary “Waiting for “Superman,” discusses the American education system, its problems and some solutions.

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  Hold the Happy Meal

A look at those tiny toys that kids find so irresistible — and parents can’t say no to — inside the Happy Meal box.

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Street smarts: The proliferation of gourmet food trucks on city streets

Since the recession, many entrepreneurs have found success by selling gourmet food on streets across the country. One of these businessmen is Oleg Voss, who lost his job as an investment banker, and now sells Schnitzel from a truck.

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  A new number one

What does it take to be the best university in the country — advantages or merit?

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Profiles from the recession: Riding the bus in Natchez, Miss.

A new and improved public transit system –funded with stimulus dollars — helps the poor get to work in rural Mississippi.

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Yo, Teach!

Tony Danza’s goofball vulnerability is perfect for a reality show about high school because as a real-life teacher, he does seem to care.

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Secrets and lies in North Korea

Need to Know presents VII Magazine, a new journalistic partnership with VII Photo, which offers our readers unprecedented intimate access to the work of the world’s leading photojournalists. Every day, our partners at VII will showcase a new photo, and each week, a new video or audio slideshow. North and South Korea held their first [...]

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Anti-social behavior: The Facebook exodus

How do you get off Facebook? Need to Know profiles one New Yorker trying to disconnect from the site, and talks to three men in Rotterdam who run a company that will remove you from it altogether.