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AirTalk for December 3, 2013

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Can an airline boot you from its frequent flyer program for complaining too much? What sort of rights do frequent flyers have when it comes to disputes about club membership? These questions are before the Supreme Court today, as it hears the case of a Minnesota Rabbi who sued Northwest Airlines for terminating his frequent flyer status and confiscating his miles.
1789 Copy Of US Constitution Once Owned By George Washington To Be Auctioned

Has the U.S. Constitution forced our government off course?

Fights in the U.S. Senate over filibusters exploded into the nuclear option last month - when Democrats voted to change the threshold for passing political appointments from 60 votes to a simple majority. It was only the latest dispute in a hundreds-year old debate over the power and composition of the Senate.
One thing that’s certain is that college sports are never lacking in drama. USC's announcement Monday that Washington Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian was hired to lead the school's beloved football team was met with shock for some, and with lukewarm excitement for others.
The Real Brain Exhibit @Bristol Science Centre
According to a new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, gender plays a big role in how the brain is hard-wired.
Borussia Dortmund And Dynamo Dresden - DFB Court Appearance

Does watching workers increase or decrease productivity?

When the boss is away, the workers will play, as the old saying goes, more or less. But new research out of Harvard Business School finds that productivity is actually increased when workers aren’t being closely monitored by managers.
A new book singles out an English translation of the Muslim holy book acquired by Jefferson more than a decade before he wrote the Declaration of Independence.

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