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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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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

August 26 2 Comments

It’s Not Business As Usual In Ferguson, Missouri

From barber shops to bike shops, WBUR's Deborah Becker looks at what the protests have meant for businesses.

August 26 73 Comments

A Fan Says No To Football

Steve Almond writes, "our allegiance to football legitimizes and ever fosters within us a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and even homophobia."

August 25 12 Comments

Pediatricians Group: Delay School Start Times So Teens Can Sleep

Many studies have shown that the average adolescent doesn't get enough sleep, and that can cause physical and mental health issues.

August 25 11 Comments

A Police Officer On Lessons From Ferguson

Jim Bueermann says the shooting of Michael Brown and the aftermath point to the need for a conversation about policing in the U.S.