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Rundown for December 3, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 5 Comments

What 85 Donated Brains Reveal About Sports Concussions

Researchers at Boston University say the autopsies of 85 brains should leave no doubt that repeated head injuries can cause a progressive degenerative disease of the brain.

12:15 PM EDT 3 Comments

A Parents’ Guide To Finding A Runaway Child

A Massachusetts couple launched a social media campaign to find their daughter Allie. Now, they’re teaching other parents of runaway children how to do the same.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Survivors Recall Massacre Against Iraqi Kurds

Almost 25 years have passed since the town of Halabja in northern Iraq suffered the worst chemical weapons attack ever perpetrated against a civilian population.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Economic Growth Leaves More Indians Hungry

Nearly half of all children under age three in India are underweight and 80 percent are anemic. That means more than 30 million children – the population equivalent of Canada – are going hungry.

12:50 PM EDT 3 Comments

Stravinsky’s ‘Rite Of Spring’ Turns 100

In May 2013, composer Igor Stravinsky’s landmark work “The Rite of Spring” turns a century old. Already, there have been conferences and performances all over the world to celebrate.

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How Bits Of Pink Chewing Gum In A Pouch Changed Baseball

The story of Big League Chew starts in a bullpen, where two pitchers didn't like players' habit of chewing tobacco.

May 28 7 Comments

The Epic Rise And Fall Of BlackBerry

How does a company go from controlling half the world's smartphone market to less than 1 percent?

May 27 Comment

Parched Rivers, Grasslands Choke California Wildlife

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports there is no relief in sight for California farmers and wildlife ravaged by drought.

May 27 21 Comments

Comedy Writer Brings ‘The Tweet Of God’ To Broadway

"An Act of God," starring Jim Parsons, was born out of David Javerbaum's parody Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod.