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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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March 3 3 Comments

Burying Grief In Training A Goshawk

In her award-winning book "H Is for Hawk," Helen Macdonald tells the story of training a vicious predator after her father's death.

March 3 12 Comments

The End Of The Lunch Hour

Studies show that only one in five people actually take a break and leave their desks to eat.

March 2 13 Comments

The Beanie Baby Boom And Bust – What Happened?

Zac Bissonnette drew on hundreds of interviews to write a book about "mass delusion and the dark side of cute."

March 2 5 Comments

Russian Opposition MP Reacts To Nemtsov Killing

The sole member of the Russian parliament to vote against the annexation of Crimea discusses the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.