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Rundown for January 17, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 3 Comments

Federal Prosecutor Says Aaron Swartz Case Handled Well

Boston-based U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says her office never sought maximum penalties in Swartz’s case and never told his attorneys it intended to.

12:15 PM EDT 208 Comments

Many Colorado Kids View Smoking Pot As Healthy

Healthy, organic, locally grown – that’s how some teenagers in Colorado describe marijuana. Attitudes might change even more, now that adult recreational use of marijuana is legal there.

12:35 PM EDT 4 Comments

Examining The Manti Te’o Fake Girlfriend Hoax

Media accounts surrounded Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o this season that his girlfriend died of leukemia in September. But it turns out she never existed.

12:40 PM EDT 3 Comments

Car Industry Roaring Back At Detroit Auto Show

The hottest launch at the international auto show is the new Chevy Corvette. And with Asian and European economies slowing, the focus is back on the U.S. market.

12:45 PM EDT 3 Comments

Update: Oxygen Cancels ‘Babies’ Mamas’

After nearly universal outrage, the Oxygen Network has canceled its plans to air the one-hour reality special, “All My Babies’ Mamas” about Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo, his 11 kids and their ten mothers.

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11 Great Books Recently Translated Into English

There is plenty of great literature that we miss out on because it’s not written in English. We take a look at some excellent books that have recently been translated into English.

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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 4 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.