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Rundown for February 13, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 6 Comments

Rubio’s Sip Of Water Steals The Show

Sen. Marco Rubio’s brief sip of water during his GOP response to the State of the Union address may have gotten more immediate attention than any policy ideas.

12:15 PM EDT 6 Comments

Mapping The Intersection Of Politics And Science

We lay out the biggest issues facing science, scientists and science education, with the head of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

12:35 PM EDT 9 Comments

Conditions Worsen Aboard Cruise Ship

Conditions are reportedly going from bad to worse for the 4,000 people on board a Carnival cruise ship, stranded in the Gulf of Mexico. We talk with two mothers whose daughters are passengers.

12:40 PM EDT 10 Comments

Medical Marijuana Comes To More States

As more states legalize medical marijuana, Here & Now’s Sacha Pfeiffer goes to Maine to check out what the marijuana dispensaries there are like.

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Carbon Tax Turns Into Windfall For Airlines

Airlines in the U.S. have collected as much as a billion dollars from its passengers to comply with a European Union law that has yet to go into effect.

12:55 PM EDT 3 Comments

Romans Weigh In On Pope’s Resignation

What are Catholics saying about the news that the pope will be stepping down at the end of the month? The BBC’s Dan Damon spoke to the faithful on the streets of the Eternal City.

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Letter From ‘Little Miss Flint’ Inspires Obama To Visit

Obama will visit Flint, Michigan on Wednesday to meet with residents who've lived with contaminated water.

Diane Rehm On Medically Assisted Dying

Rehm speaks about her husband's battle with Parkinson's Disease and her new book, "On My Own."

A Candid Conversation With Public Radio’s Diane Rehm

The radio show host discusses her husband's illness and their often fraught marriage.

The Average Millennial Is Nothing Like The Stereotypes

Data shows that the average 29-year-old did not graduate from a four-year university and is living in a suburb.