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12:06 PM EDT 4 Comments

Immigration Moves To Front Burner In D.C.

A bipartisan group of senators has reached a broad agreement to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws. It would first require strong steps to prevent future illegal immigration.

12:15 PM EDT 47 Comments

Doctor: How A Preventable Medical Error Killed My Mother

Medical errors kill more Americans every year than AIDS, breast cancer and auto accidents combined. But this doctor never thought his mother would be one of those statistics.

12:35 PM EDT 13 Comments

Tide Detergent Is Hot Commodity For Thieves

At first, it was thought to be urban myth, but last year for the first time, Tide made the National Retail Federation’s list of most targeted items for theft.

12:40 PM EDT 12 Comments

Energy Drinks: How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

ER visits tied to energy drinks have reportedly doubled since 2007. Now there are calls for the government to regulate those highly-caffeinated beverages in the same way as soft drinks.

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Debut Novel ‘Starboard Sea’ Is Making Waves

Amber Dermont’s first novel, “The Starboard Sea,” mines Dermont’s experiences attending and teaching at prep schools, as well as her love of sailing and the sea.

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

October 16 2 Comments

Kathy Gunst Thinks Fall Greens

Now that summer has turned to fall, we start bidding adieu to the summer corn and say hello to fall greens.

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‘Alternate Routes': Tradition And Change In Utah

Rachel Rohr's dispatches from Utah, where young people are confronting same-sex marriage and other conflicts between change and tradition.

October 16 6 Comments

Larry Summers: Worry About Deflation Not Inflation

In light of the volatile stock market, we asked Larry Summers for some perspective.

October 15 Comment

Rebuilding Liberia’s Devastated Health System

The nonprofit Management Sciences for Health is setting up community care centers and medicine shops to move Ebola patients out of hospitals.