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Rundown for February 1, 2013
12:06 PM EDT Comment

Moderate But Steady Job Growth Calms Economy Fears

Economists and investors seem to be taking today’s jobs numbers as a reassurance, after news that the U.S. economy actually shrank at the end of last year.

12:15 PM EDT 2 Comments

Station Nightclub Fire Has Parallels To Brazil Blaze

The fire that killed at least 235 people in Brazil last Sunday has eerie similarities to the fire at Rhode Island’s Station nightclub, including flammable soundproofing foam.

12:25 PM EDT 18 Comments

If Barnes & Noble Goes Under, Will Publishing Survive?

The co-founder of an independent publishing company is predicting that if Barnes & Noble fails, it could bring the whole publishing industry down with it.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Questions Remain About Algeria Gas Plant Attack

More than two weeks after that attack on the gas refinery in Algeria, questions remain about how a group of Islamist militants was able to infiltrate the plant.

12:40 PM EDT 2 Comments

Super Bowl Is A Family Feud

Sunday’s Super Bowl pits brother against brother. John Harbaugh coaches the Baltimore Ravens and Jim Harbaugh coaches the San Francisco 49ers.

12:50 PM EDT 16 Comments

National Anthem As ‘Holy Grail Or Third Rail’

Alicia Keys is slated to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday. We take a look at the most famous and infamous renditions of the notoriously challenging song.

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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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July 3 Comment

Kids Books Feature Famous Figures As Children

Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.

July 3 Comment

Not Your Typical Summer Reading List

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer and Cleveland poet and bookstore owner R. A. Washington share their picks.

July 2 11 Comments

Professor Says Jefferson Davis Statue Should Be Removed, Preserved

At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.

July 2 2 Comments

Sweet And Savory Watermelon

Our resident chef shares five recipes, including watermelon pickles and a watermelon, crab and arugula salad.