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12:06 PM EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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 EST 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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December 18 Comment

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.