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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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October 23 Comment

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23 Comment

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

The world's oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

October 22 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.