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

November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 11 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 219 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.