The Exceptionals

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Temple Grandin, animal scientist and subject of the recent HBO biopic, and Diane Kennedy talk about children who are exceptional, both in their disabilities and their intelligence.  Plus: A roundup of this week’s political news; what we can expect with news of the troops' withdrawal from Iraq; Natalie Hopkinson of The Root critiques the National Mall’s newest monument of Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Slate’s Dana Stevens looks at this fall’s exceptional films.