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Rundown for December 22, 2010

Music From The Show

On Wednesday we heard music from Sigur Ros, The Beatles and more.

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Southern California Braces For More Rain, Flooding, Possible Tornadoes

After seven days of rain, Southern California is bracing for the most intense storm system yet, with evacuations ordered, roads covered by water and mud, and residents anxiously eyeing already-saturated mountainsides denuded by wildfires.

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Harvard Students Get Real-Life Lessons By Helping The Homeless

The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter is thought to be the only shelter in the country run entirely by students. It provides beds to 24 men and women each night and meals to many more.

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Iraq Unveils New Government

After months of deadlock, Iraq finally has a new government. Among those included, are a significant number of the followers of a fiercely anti-American cleric.

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Travel Writer Bill Bryson Stays Home For New Book

Bill Bryson has found himself everywhere from a game reserve in Kenya to the beaches of Australia to write his famous travel books. But in his new work he sticks to his home in Norfolk, England.

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A Military Chaplain Explains His Unique Role In Afghanistan War

Since the Revolutionary War, some 25,000 chaplains have served in the U.S. Army, and hundreds have been killed in combat. We speak with the Army’s deputy chief of chaplains about the work of these spiritual counselors and how they’re reacting to the repeal of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

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Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.