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Rundown for January 7, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 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 EDT 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.

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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 EDT 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 EDT 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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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 5 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.