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Rundown for January 4, 2013
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A Frustration Grows In Brooklyn

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved nearly $10 billion is worth of aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy. Its the first phase of a proposed 60 billion dollar aid package for Sandy victims. But one Brooklyn-based business man is still waiting for government action.

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Author: Newtown Answers May Never Come

A lingering question over these mass shootings is: Why? Were there any warning signs, and if they had been spotted, could they have been prevented?

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6 Steps To Find A Job For Soon-To-Be College Grads

A growing number of recent college graduates have taken low-level jobs and moved back in with their parents. But John Wilpers says the opportunities are abundant for Millenials.

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Spider-Man Is Dead, Long Live Spider-Man

In the latest edition of the Amazing Spider-Man, Peter Parker’s mind dies in his archrival Doctor Octopus’ body and the evil doctor’s mind takes over Spider-Man’s body.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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World Championship Tug-Of-War Is ‘A Thing Of Beauty’

This weekend's competition in Wisconsin is a bit more intense than it was in your grade school gym class.

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Repelling Mosquitoes With A Natural Sticky Patch

The Kite Patch releases odors that block the bug's carbon dioxide receptors, sending them in another direction.

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Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.

August 28 5 Comments

‘Enormous’ Growth Of Ocean Garbage Patch

The oceanographer who discovered the floating island of trash in 1997 says he's shocked by how much it's grown.