Twenty-six-year-old American Fabiano Caruana is poised to become the next chess world champion. Despite his success, most Americans don't know his name. Yet they still remember Bobby Fischer, whose iconic triumph over a Soviet rival is imprinted in popular consciousness.
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Judy Woodruff interview Maria Klawe of Harvey Mudd College on women in the sciences.
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The Supreme Court heard arguments on whether California can ban the sale of violent video games to minors. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal explains the details.
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