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Rundown for February 12, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 4 Comments

Senate Heads Toward Vote On Anti-Violence Act

The measure would renew the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, which expired in 2011, and broaden it to cover gays and lesbians, immigrants and Native American women.

12:15 PM EDT 43 Comments

Is Change In A Cup The Best Way To Help The Homeless?

The head of the National Coalition for the Homeless says he’s among those who feel conflicted about giving money to panhandlers on the street.

12:30 PM EDT Comment

Emergency Alert Hoax Warns Montana Of Zombies

There are no zombies in Montana, despite a real-sounding emergency alert that kicked in over programming on two television stations there.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Sexual Assaults Persist In Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Cairo’s Tahrir Square is still a focus of many protests, but recently it’s become notorious for more menacing reasons: the number of sexual assaults that take place there.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

A Call For A Greener State Of The Union

Instead of arguing that green energy creates jobs, The New York Times’ David Leonhardt says Democrats should argue that climate change is turning out to be even more expensive.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Carrie Rodriguez Fiddles Her Way To Center Stage

Austin, Tex. singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez started out playing classical violin as a child. But though she went on to the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, the fiddle called her.

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From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

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

June 29 5 Comments

First Known Plane Hijacking Was A Flight To Freedom

Nearly 60 years ago, a forced laborer in a Hungarian brick factory hatched a far-fetched plan to escape.

June 29 25 Comments

Paul Thurmond Explains His Change Of Heart On The Confederate Flag

The state senator is now among those calling for the flag to be removed from near the South Carolina State House.

June 26 4 Comments

What Happens When Mavericks Gather For Family Reunion

Their family name inspired the English word we know today. We drop in on their unusual family reunion in San Antonio.

June 25 79 Comments

Controversial New Textbooks Go Into Use This Fall In Texas

The books contain information challenged by academics, that critics say is making education far too political.