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Good News, Bad News, No News

Political Houses, Smart Guns, and Ethical Dogs

Bill Radke

Suzie Lechtenberg

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Are dogs learning ethics from humans?
(Greg Westfall)

1. This week in politics, John McCain was asked how many homes he and his wife own, and he couldn't remember. Obama called him out of touch, and the McCain campaign responded that Obama lives "in a frickin' mansion." Is this housing crisis Good News, Bad News or No News?

2. This fall, a rural Texas school district will be the first in the country to let teachers bring guns to class. Teach is packing -- is that Good News, Bad News or No News?

3. Our final topic comes from the Canine Science Forum in Budapest. Researchers report that dogs are learning ethics from people. They've acquired an awareness of fair play and a distaste for foul play. Is this Good News, Bad News or No News (and feel free to consult a dog)?

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