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Rundown for February 5, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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 EDT 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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May 28 Comment

How Bits Of Pink Chewing Gum In A Pouch Changed Baseball

The story of Big League Chew starts in a bullpen, where two pitchers didn't like players' habit of chewing tobacco.

May 28 4 Comments

The Epic Rise And Fall Of BlackBerry

How does a company go from controlling half the world's smartphone market to less than 1 percent?

May 27 Comment

Parched Rivers, Grasslands Choke California Wildlife

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports there is no relief in sight for California farmers and wildlife ravaged by drought.

May 27 21 Comments

Comedy Writer Brings ‘The Tweet Of God’ To Broadway

"An Act of God," starring Jim Parsons, was born out of David Javerbaum's parody Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod.