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Rundown for February 18, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 7 Comments

President Proposing Ten-Year Brain Study Project

The Obama administration is planning a large, long term effort to understand and map the human brain, according to a report by The New York Times.

12:15 PM EDT 15 Comments

Who Should (And Should Never) Take Aspirin

We’ve all heard that if you’re having a heart attack, you should take aspirin. But is it always appropriate to take aspirin for heart disease? And who should never take it?

12:35 PM EDT 3 Comments

Mindy McCready’s Beautiful Voice, Troubled Life

One month after the boyfriend of country star Mindy McCready is believed to have committed suicide, McCready herself apparently has taken her own life.

12:40 PM EDT 19 Comments

When Teens’ Constant Texting Is Dating Abuse

Advocacy groups say continually checking in on a partner and demanding to know what he or she is doing is a type of dating abuse – something that one in four teens has experienced.

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The Changing Role Of First Lady

On this President’s Day, we look at how the role of the First Lady has changed dramatically, depending on the woman in the office and the times in which she served.

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

September 11 7 Comments

Doctor: 9/11 Responders’ Illnesses Becoming Worse

A World Trade Center Health Program medical provider says chronic illnesses affecting first responders are lingering and becoming worse.

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Dennis Lehane Takes ‘The Drop’ From Screen To Page

Author Dennis Lehane discusses adapting a screenplay into a novel.

September 10 2 Comments

‘We Expect You Back’: A Friend’s Poem For James Foley

Poet Daniel Johnson had named the slain journalist James Foley as his son's godfather. Johnson remembers his friend in a recently published poem.

September 10 3 Comments

9/11 First Responder: ‘Invisible Diseases’ Are Killing Us

9/11 first responder John Feal says many others like him suffer from chronic physical and emotional diseases. His organization, the FealGood Foundation, works to get them compensation.