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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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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

October 2 5 Comments

Study: Chemo Unnecessary In Many Cases Of Early-Stage Breast Cancer

A new study finds that many women with early stage breast cancer don't benefit from chemotherapy.

October 2 3 Comments

Fishing For Gold After Viral Video Fame

The video of a Boston-area man's incredulous and expletive-laden discovery of a sunfish has gone viral. What happens now?

October 1 Comment

A Rare Bipartisan Effort To Reform The Criminal Justice System

The legislation would reduce mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses and largely ban solitary confinement for juveniles.

October 1 42 Comments

What Does It Mean To Raise A Spiritual Child?

Psychologist Lisa Miller discusses the scientific link between spirituality and health, and how it relates to children.