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All Things Considered for December 9, 2012

Dec 9, 2012 — A bottle of Scotch recently sold for $94,000, which obviously is a lot. But one went for $460,000 just two years ago. We awarded the record to the wrong whisky in an earlier version of this post, according to the folks at Guinness World Records.
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Dec 9, 2012 — The Supreme Court's expected ruling on a case involving the University of Texas could end race-based affirmative action. But while some say the program works and is still needed, others argue there are better ways of measuring diversity.
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Dec 9, 2012 — Bipartisan support in the Illinois Senate helped pass legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses. But critics say granting driving rights to people in the country illegally is putting the cart before the horse.
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Dec 9, 2012 — Even if you knew that, you may not know how the fictional dinosaur came to star in the prehistoric landscape of popular imagination for so long. The story starts 130 years ago, in a time known as the "Bone Wars."
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Dec 9, 2012 — Justin Lee grew up in a Southern Baptist family. At age 18, he came out to his family and church, who had trouble accepting him as a gay man. Lee later started the Gay Christian Network to encourage a dialogue between gay Christians, their families and their churches. His new book is Torn.
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Dec 9, 2012 — From the versatility of the violin to the virtuosity of a mysterious opera composer, NPR's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic set of the year's best classical recordings.
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