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Rundown for January 7, 2013
12:06 PM EST 3 Comments

Hagel, Brennan Nominations Expected To Be Controversial

President Obama has nominated Chuck Hagel as his next secretary of defense and John Brennan as the next head of the CIA.

12:15 PM EST 11 Comments

Educator Answers Your Questions On iPads In The Classroom

From costs and logistics to limiting cheating and distractions, educator Patrick Larkin answered your questions about iPads in the classroom, during a live web chat with more than 200 participants.

12:35 PM EST Comment

NHL Lockout Finally Comes To An End

The National Hockey League and its players have reached a deal to end a lockout that’s wiped out nearly four months of the season.

12:40 PM EST 14 Comments

Gun Control On Conn. Lawmakers’ Agenda

The Connecticut state legislature opens a new session this week, less than a month after the horrific mass shooting that killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

12:50 PM EST 11 Comments

In An Age Of Driverless Cars, A Call For Robot Ethics

There are already robots that operate vehicles and assist in surgery. NYU professor Gary Marcus says we need to start thinking about giving these robots a moral code.

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‘Sacred Journeys’ Documents Religious Pilgrimages

In a new documentary series on PBS, Bruce Feiler accompanies Americans on pilgrimages to six of the world's holiest sites.

December 16 2 Comments

Jewish Cuisine — It’s Not Just Chopped Liver

Janna Gur shares some history of Jewish cuisine, as well as three recipes from her new cookbook "Jewish Soul Food."

December 15 11 Comments

As School Fees Rise, So Do Questions Over What Constitutes A Free Education

As schools across the country struggle with budget cuts, more and more are charging fees for essential school-related services.

December 15 3 Comments

Both Sides Undergoing Mediation To Resolve Homeless Feeding Dispute

A 90-year-old activist has been arrested recently for feeding the homeless — an act that is illegal in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.