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Rundown for February 14, 2011
12:00 PM EDT Comment

President’s Budget Slashes 200 Federal Programs, Republicans Call For More

President Obama’s $3.7 trillion budget would reduce or entirely eliminate more than 200 federal programs next year, including water treatment plants and community development block grants. But Republicans say the cuts don’t go far enough.

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‘Marathonman’ Runs 365 Marathons In 365 Days

On February 5, Belgian runner Stefaan Engels, aka “marathonman,” completed an amazing feat: He finished his 365th marathon in 365 days. We ask the runner how he did it and why.

12:00 PM EDT 48 Comments

Love Songs For The Lovelorn On Valentine’s Day

Yes, it’s nice to hear romantic songs on Valentine’s Day. But what if your love life isn’t going so well? Here and Now’s Renee Graham shares songs of love gone wrong, including music from Cee Lo Green and the Smiths. We want to hear your dystopian love song picks too.

12:00 PM EDT 6 Comments

Tracing Roots Of Egypt’s Protests To An American Advocate For Non-Violence

As the New York Times reports, leaders in Egypt’s youth movement drew on the ideas of American political thinker Gene Sharp. His book “From Dictatorship to Democracy” has been translated into more than 30 languages.

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As Unrest Spreads Through Mideast, Human Rights Activists Search For Egypt’s Missing

Protests have broken out in Yemen, Bahrain, Algeria and Iran in the wake of Pres. Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Egypt. Meanwhile, human rights activists in Egypt are trying to get more information about the dozens of people, who were possibly detained and are still missing after taking part in Egypt’s protests.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

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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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