Melissa King: Are Beauty Pageants Different From Porn?, Sequestration 2013: It's Going to Happen, and Today's Top PolicyMic Stories

1. 5 Mind-Blowing, Futuristic, and Unbelievable Adventures For the Explorer In You (Liam Boylan-Pett, @liam_bp) – Sick of adventures being limited to hiking up a mountain? Here are five ways to turn an adventure into much, much more.
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2. Miss Teen Delaware Gives Up Crown After Porn Revelation (Jordan Vesey, @JordanVesey) – Melissa King broke pageant rules by appearing in a pornographic film, but is there really that much of a difference between beauty contests and porn?
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3. Why Science Ph.D. Graduates Are a Failure Of the American Education System (James Banks, @jamesbanks2287) – Even humanities Ph.D.'s are doing slightly better than people with doctorates in the sciences. This reflects how seriously academia has failed to question the way it educates students.
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4. Obama-GOP Meeting On Friday Will Be Useless to Avoid Sequester Cuts (Chris Miles, @Chris_Miles_) – Congressional leaders have been invited to the White House by Obama on Friday to figure out how to avoid the sequester, but by that time the sequester will have already happened.
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5. Meet the Rising Newark Politician and Twitter Star Who's Not Named Cory Booker (Christian Rice, @CRice_3) – Still in college, Rashawn Davis is not your typical political candidate.
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