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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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July 28 146 Comments

Religious Groups Upset Over Boy Scouts’ Decision To Lift Ban On Gay Leaders

The chairman of Trail Life USA, a group that formed after the Boy Scouts opened its membership to gay youth, explains his position.

July 28 5 Comments

Shamir: From Country To Pop

The 20-year-old talks about his new album, his androgynous voice and how his disco-pop sound has evolved.

July 27 10 Comments

U.S. Wind Power On Course To Grow Big

The Department of Energy says wind power is poised to become one of the country's largest sources of energy.

July 27 2 Comments

Alaskans Still Cleaning Up Reminders Of Japan Tsunami

Crews are picking up and bagging tons of debris that were swept out to sea when the tsunami hit in 2011.