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Scientists Hope to Renew Stem Cell Advances

Stem cell scientists anticipate a loosening of federal research funding restrictions under the Obama administration despite otherwise shrinking budgets. Spencer Michels reports on where stem cell research stands and how scientists think it may change in the coming years.

Washington, D.C., with a struggling inner city school system, has seen nearly a decade-long experiment in charter schools -- publicly funded schools that are given more autonomy than their peers -- result in a mixed record of student performance.

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