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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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September 15 26 Comments

A Call To Reject Corporal Punishment As Part Of Black Culture

An incident of child abuse by an NFL player has raised questions about the use of corporal punishment as a form of discipline in the African-American community.

September 15 26 Comments

Would You Pay To Get Your Kid Into A Top College?

A San Francisco company charges parents for a consulting package based on the odds their student will get into a certain university, with prices up to a million dollars.

September 12 9 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.