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Rundown for May 20, 2014
12:06 PM EDT Comment

Thailand’s Army Declares Martial Law

Political tensions have escalated in Thailand, where martial law was declared, reportedly without the knowledge of the acting prime minister.

12:12 PM EDT Comment

U.S. Fighting Terrorism In Endless ‘Shadow War’

United States special forces are shaping a new battlefield. But what to call this effort and how long will it last?

12:35 PM EDT 6 Comments

Same-Sex Couples Getting Married In Oregon

A federal judge overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage on Monday, clearing the way for same-sex couples to marry legally.

12:38 PM EDT Comment

Is It Acceptable To Suffer From Redundant Acronym Syndrome Syndrome?

After host Jeremy Hobson said both “ATM machine” and “PIN number,” listeners took him to task for his redundant language.

12:40 PM EDT 3 Comments

Nigerian Hunters Ready To Help Find Missing Girls

Hundreds of traditional hunters have gathered, eager to use their skills and what they believe to be supernatural powers.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

YA Author Lauren Oliver Creates ‘Panic’

In “Panic,” high school seniors in a struggling New York town compete for a cash prize in a high-stakes game of increasingly risky challenges.

1:06 PM EDT Comment

Former TARP Watchdog On Credit Suisse Settlement

Neil Barofsky, former inspector general of TARP, says the fact no one is going to jail shows banks still have too much power and influence.

1:12 PM EDT Comment

One-Year Anniversary Of Deadly Tornado In Moore, Oklahoma

Flags in Oklahoma are flying at half mast today, a year after a violent tornado tore the city of Moore apart and killed 24 people.

1:20 PM EDT Comment

What’s Hot At Cannes This Year

Steve Zeitchik says “The Rover,” “Foxcatcher” and “Maps to the Stars” are already generating a lot of excitement.

1:35 PM EDT 63 Comments

Chipotle Asks Customers Not To Bring Guns

The move comes after gun rights activists carried rifles into the restaurant and posted images on social media.

1:40 PM EDT Comment

How Saudi Arabia Is Responding To MERS Crisis

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has killed 126 people in Saudi Arabia since it was first identified two years ago.

1:45 PM EDT Comment

NIH: Scientists Must Include Female Animals In Testing

Researchers now tend to use mostly male animals in pre-clinical tests, even for drugs that will also be used by women.

1:50 PM EDT 2 Comments

Catching Up With Michelle Chamuel Of ‘The Voice’

A year after she finished second in the TV singing competition, the fan favorite discusses her music and life after “The Voice.”

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July 2 11 Comments

Professor Says Jefferson Davis Statue Should Be Removed, Preserved

At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.

July 2 2 Comments

Sweet And Savory Watermelon

Our resident chef shares five recipes, including watermelon pickles and a watermelon, crab and arugula salad.

July 1 5 Comments

What It’s Like To Lead A Non-Hierarchical Workplace

Terri Kelly is one of few people with a title at W. L. Gore – the maker of Gore-Tex – and she says she really doesn't like having one.

July 1 3 Comments

Joy Williams’ New American Songbook

The singer-songwriter and four-time Grammy winner joins us with a playlist of what she considers quintessentially American music.