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Rundown for May 26, 2011
12:00 PM EDT Comment

Republicans Left Holding Medicare Hot Potato

House Speaker John Boehner is unveiling the Republican’s “Plan for America’s Job Creators” Thursday, a day after Senate Democrats forced a vote yesterday on Republican Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget that included a controversial plan to reshape Medicare. The plan was voted down, but Republicans were put on the spot and forced to vote for the politically risky plan, or risk pushback from inside the party.

12:15 PM EDT 10 Comments

How Cell Phones Give Researchers ‘God’s-Eye View Of Human Behavior’

Apple created a stir last month after researchers discovered the iPhone was storing years of data tracking a user’s location. What else can cell phones tell us?

12:30 PM EDT Comment

Lagging Academic Performance Draws Penalties For Key NCAA Teams

The University of Connecticut men’s basketball team won the national championship this year, but it’s also one of a handful of dominant basketball and football programs to receive NCAA penalties this week for poor academic performance.

12:39 PM EDT Comment

Serbian War Crimes Suspect Arrested

Gen. Ratko Mladic, Europe’s most wanted war crimes suspect, has been arrested in Serbia after years in hiding, the country’s president said Thursday.

12:45 PM EDT Comment

As Search Continues, Joplin Radio Station Helps Connect Tornado Survivors

We speak with Chad Elliot of KZRG in Joplin, Missouri, who has been on the air practically around the clock since Sunday’s deadly tornado, trying to connect people in need in Joplin.

12:50 PM EDT 15 Comments

Kicking Off The Summer Grilling Season With Chef Kathy Gunst

Memorial Day means time to haul out the grill, and turn to Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst.

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May 21 6 Comments

YouTube Sensation Publishes Her First Cookbook

Maangchi's career was born when her son suggested she start making videos of herself cooking Korean dishes.

May 21 17 Comments

UC’s Napolitano Speaks Out On High Cost Of Public Ed, Anti-Semitism On Campus

Janet Napolitano talks about a plan to freeze in-state tuition, and campus protests against Israel's occupation of the West Bank.

May 20 Comment

‘Finding The Good’ Through Obituary Writing

Journalist Heather Lende has been writing obituaries in the small town of Haines, Alaska, for 20 years.

May 20 3 Comments

Pandas’ Bamboo Diet May Endanger Them

New research examining the genetics of panda waste shows they would be better suited to eat meat than plants.