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Rundown for February 5, 2013
12:06 PM EST Comment

5-Year-Old Alabama Hostage Freed In Raid

Questions are being asked about the raid last night that freed the boy who’d been held hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker in southern Alabama.

12:15 PM EST Comment

What’s Next For N.Y. And N.J. Post-Sandy?

New York and New Jersey are faced with the questions of where and what to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, and how to protect against future storms.

12:35 PM EST 11 Comments

White House Memo Justifies Drone Strikes On U.S. Citizens

A 16-page Justice Department memo leaked last night to NBC News says the U.S. can legally kill an American citizen overseas if the three specific conditions are met.

12:40 PM EST 9 Comments

How To Protect iPhones And iPads From ‘Apple Picking’

University campuses, cities and retailers around the country – and around the world – are dealing with a massive up-tick in thefts of Apple products, known as “Apple picking.”

12:50 PM EST 10 Comments

When Good Movies Have Bad Endings

Several of this year’s Best Picture nominees have been drawing criticism for their finales. We take a look at the anatomy of good and bad movie endings.

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January 27 61 Comments

Nun Hopes For More Gender Equality In The Church

Sister Joan Chittister describes how the Vatican's tone toward nuns has changed and shares her hopes for the Catholic church.

January 26 3 Comments

Limitations Of Winter Freeze Inspire Maine Chef

The food at Vinland in downtown Portland is 100 percent locally sourced, even in the dead of winter.

January 26 Comment

Mayors Examine Community Policing

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has new recommendations on community policing, in the wake of Ferguson.

January 23 4 Comments

How ‘The Good War’ In Afghanistan Went Bad

Jack Fairweather's new book argues the war could turn out to be the defining tragedy of the 21st century.