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

September 1 4 Comments

Breastfeeding Gets A Boost From Philadelphia Hospitals

The city's major birthing hospitals have stopped sending new moms home with baby formula, to encourage breastfeeding.

August 29 Comment

World Championship Tug-Of-War Is ‘A Thing Of Beauty’

This weekend's competition in Wisconsin is a bit more intense than it was in your grade school gym class.

August 29 Comment

Repelling Mosquitoes With A Natural Sticky Patch

The Kite Patch releases odors that block the bug's carbon dioxide receptors, sending them in another direction.

August 28 3 Comments

Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.