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12:06 PM EDT Comment

Body Found In Rubble Of Kansas City Restaurant

Search crews at the site of a massive explosion that destroyed a popular Kansas City, Mo., restaurant have found the remains of one person, the city’s mayor said.

12:20 PM EDT 5 Comments

A Crash Course In Biology From Eric Lander

Scientist Eric Lander, who was named today as one of the winners of the new Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, gives us a crash version of his Intro to Biology class.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Economic Crisis Dominates Italian Election

Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s prime minister who resigned because of a sex scandal, is trying to make a political comeback. Italian voters will have their say on Sunday.

12:40 PM EDT 8 Comments

How Should State Laws Define Rape?

The legal definition of rape varies greatly across the U.S., but one case in N.Y. might be changing that. Warning: This piece contains descriptions of rape.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Machiavelli’s Masterpiece ‘The Prince’ Turns 500

The city of Florence is marking the 500th anniversary of Niccolo Machiavelli’s political guidebook “The Prince.” A piece of history relating to Machiavelli’s arrest was just uncovered.

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

October 22 12 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.

October 21 Comment

Jim Gaffigan’s Love Affair With Food

The stand-up comic gives his particular gastronomic take on the world in his new memoir "Food: A Love Story."

October 21 Comment

Jill Abramson Announces Plans For News Startup

The former New York Times executive editor said her goal is to create a news outlet that favors quality over quantity.