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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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From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

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

June 29 11 Comments

First Known Plane Hijacking Was A Flight To Freedom

Nearly 60 years ago, a forced laborer in a Hungarian brick factory hatched a far-fetched plan to escape.

June 29 34 Comments

Paul Thurmond Explains His Change Of Heart On The Confederate Flag

The state senator is now among those calling for the flag to be removed from near the South Carolina State House.

June 26 4 Comments

What Happens When Mavericks Gather For Family Reunion

Their family name inspired the English word we know today. We drop in on their unusual family reunion in San Antonio.

June 25 82 Comments

Controversial New Textbooks Go Into Use This Fall In Texas

The books contain information challenged by academics, that critics say is making education far too political.