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Rundown for January 28, 2013
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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September 12 8 Comments

Senator: Arab Countries ‘Need To Step To The Plate’ In Fight Against ISIS

Mark Begich (D-AK) is one of the few members of Congress speaking out against a key part of President Obama's plan for fighting the Islamic State.

September 12 Comment

Ecuadorian Drilling Damage Inspires Documentary

An American and an Ecuadorian are inspired to help Ecuador heal from decades of drilling and oil spills.

September 11 9 Comments

Doctor: 9/11 Responders’ Illnesses Becoming Worse

A World Trade Center Health Program medical provider says chronic illnesses affecting first responders are lingering and becoming worse.

September 11 Comment

Dennis Lehane Takes ‘The Drop’ From Screen To Page

Author Dennis Lehane discusses adapting a screenplay into a novel.