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12:06 PM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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.

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The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

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Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 11 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 222 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.