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Former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens testifying before Congress in 2008.
Former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens testifying before Congress in 2008.
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The perjury trial of former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens is going into its fifth week. But while the trial drags on, the jury was recently allowed a rare experience — the presiding judge is allowing them to ask the witnesses questions. And the idea of knowing intuitively someone's sexual orientation, commonly called "gaydar," is usually dismissed by most people. But is it actually real? A new study from the University of Washington sheds some light on the idea. Plus, we talk tech with Dan Ackerman, senior editor at CNET.com, and take on the big sports stories of the day with Randy and Jason Sklar.