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Rundown for February 13, 2013
12:06 PM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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.

12:50 PM EST Comment

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 EST 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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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 17 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.