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12:06 PM EDT 35 Comments

Violent Video Games Under Scrutiny

Amid a national conversation about video games after the Newtown, Conn. mass shooting, one city plans to offer coupons in exchange for trashing violent games.

12:15 PM EDT 8 Comments

Link Between Illness And Timing For Meals, Sleep

Researchers have found evidence that the disruption of circadian rhythms may be connected to weight gain, diabetes and even some types of cancer.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Major League Baseball Plans New Drug Testing

The same week that no players were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame due to the taint of steroids, there’s a plan to expand the MLB drug testing program.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

The Great Maple Syrup Heist

The greatest agricultural theft in history was of maple syrup. Last year, six million pounds of maple syrup was stolen from the Global Maple Syrup Reserve.

12:50 PM EDT 4 Comments

Timur And The Dime Museum Offer Up Post-Punk Screaming Opera

If you put Borat and Rufus Wainwright in a band you might wind up with the unique sound that belongs to this group, fronted by Kazakhstan-born Timur Bekbosunov.

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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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James Foley Remembered For His ‘Extraordinary Courage’

U.S. officials have confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of the American journalist.

August 20 5 Comments

L.A. Moves To Arrest Fewer Misbehaving Students

The change in the school district's policy is the culmination of a long fight by judges, government officials, advocates and attorneys.

August 19 5 Comments

Abandoned Homes In Buffalo, N.Y. Selling For $1

Instead of tearing the homes down, city officials are selling them for $1, as part of the "Urban Homestead Program."

August 19 Comment

A Look At U.S. Military Options In Iraq

Retired Admiral William Fallon, who was head of United States Central Command during the Iraq War, discusses the current conflict.