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NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet - July 7-14, 2008 Double Issue (On Newsstands Monday, June 30)
Date:6/29/2008

COVER: THE (mostly) BIG THOUGHTS EDITION (p. 26). In this second annual double issue, Newsweek poses questions, collects factoids and writes essays on topics ranging from whether politicians should pander, whether having children makes you happier and whether this year's wild weather really is because of global warming. Readers can also test their Global IQ by taking quizzes on Newsweek.com on topics covered in the issue. Try these:

1. How many presidents achieved the rank of general or higher? A. 2 B. 3 C. 5 D. 7

2. Which country has the cheapest gas in the world? A. Iran B. Russia C. The United States D. Venezuela.

3. Which of the following contains the most calories? A. Alcohol B. Carbohydrates C. Protein D. Fat. (Answers on p. 6) Assistant Managing Editor Mark Miller is available for interviews on the issue.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/143584

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NEWSWEEK POLL on Global Literacy. What Do Americans Know? The NEWSWEEK Poll gauges what U.S. citizens know on a broad range of topics, from the price of oil to the works of Shakespeare.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/143921

HISTORY: "Who Was More Important: Lincoln or Darwin?" (p. 30). Newsweek poses the question about who was more influential: Abraham Lincoln or Charles Darwin? They were both revolutionaries-two men who upended realities that prevailed when they were born. Everybody knows Darwin and Lincoln were near-mythic figures in the 19th century. So, considering the joint magnitude of their contributions, it is hard not to wonder: who was the greater man? But if you limit the question to influence, it bears pondering, all the more if you turn the question around and ask, what might have happened i
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