What would you pay for a fossil of two complete dinosaurs locked in what seems to be a fight to the death? An auction house put that question to the test with the dinosaurs, discovered in 2006 in the Hell Creek formation of Montana. It got an unexpected answer.
Despite a host of local and state laws meant to create gender parity in the workplace, women of all education levels continue to be paid less than men for the same work. Heather Boushey, an economist with the Center for American Progress, talks about why the gender gap persists.
The Obama administration set a self-imposed deadline of the end of November to have the major kinks worked out in HealthCare.gov, the website at the center of implementation for the Affordable Care Act. In the hours before its deadline, the site was taken offline for repairs. But the White House says the site is in much better shape than it was two months ago, when it launched and promptly failed to work for most users.
In addition to Hodgman's work on <em>Judge John Hodgman</em>, he has contributed pieces toÂ <em>This American LifeÂ </em>andÂ <em>Wiretap</em>. His most recent book,Â <em>That Is All</em>, was published in 2011.
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John Hodgman, left, presides over a live taping of the <em>Judge John Hodgman</em> podcast, as Jesse Thorn looks on.
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Jesse Thorn plays the bailiff on <em>Judge John Hodgman.</em> "I'm the guy who hosts the <em>People's Court</em> who's not Judge Wapner," says Thorn, "And I'm also sort of Roz from <em>Night Court</em>."
Saturday is the day the Obama administration set as its deadline for making HealthCare.gov a "smooth experience" for most users.
A tech-savvy team of engineers, database architects and contractors has been working through the holiday to ensure the White House makes good on that promise, but judging the success of their efforts may take some time.
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Picking up on an interesting finding from the General Social Survey, the Associated Press conducted a national poll on Americans and trust.
The General Social Survey found that the number of Americans who say most people can be trusted has plummeted. Back in 1972, when the GSS first asked the question, half of respondents said most people can be trusted. These days, it's down to one-third.
This photo taken on Nov. 9 and released on Nov. 30 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency shows American Merrill Newman inking his thumbprint onto a written apology for his alleged crimes both as a tourist and during his participation in the Korean War.