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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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December 18 Comment

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 18 15 Comments

America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.

December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.