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Rundown for January 14, 2013
12:06 PM EDT Comment

Obama Demands Quick Action On Debt Limit

President Obama is demanding that Congress raise the federal debt limit quickly, and warning Republicans not to demand concessions in exchange.

12:15 PM EDT 11 Comments

Companies Try To Limit Digital Distractions

As technology connects us more and more effortlessly to all aspects of work, come companies are trying to disconnect employees both at work and at home.

12:35 PM EDT 3 Comments

Jodie Foster Comes Out (Sort Of) And Retires (We Think)

In a rambling speech at the Golden Globe awards Sunday night, actress Jodie Foster ended decades of speculation by coming out of the closet, and suggested she might be retiring.

12:40 PM EDT 30 Comments

Navy SEAL Loses Battle With PTSD

After serving in Iraq, Navy SEAL Rob Guzzo’s post traumatic stress got so bad that his parents – both Navy veterans – got him private treatment. But in the end, it didn’t help.

12:50 PM EDT 8 Comments

Teaching Rock History Online

Berklee College of Music offers an online class on the history of rock, from bluesman Robert Johnson back in the 1930s, to Amanda Palmer using Kickstarter and Twitter to reach fans today.

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From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

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July 6 31 Comments

Andrew Bacevich On Iraq, ISIS

Is the recent surge of ISIS tied to decisions made by Barack Obama?

July 6 5 Comments

The Rise Of The MP3 And The Fall Of The CD

Stephen Witt discusses his book "How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, The Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Privacy."

July 3 Comment

Kids Books Feature Famous Figures As Children

Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.

July 3 Comment

Not Your Typical Summer Reading List

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer and Cleveland poet and bookstore owner R. A. Washington share their picks.