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Rundown for June 1, 2011
12:06 PM EDT Comment

Debt Ceiling Politics Loom Over Obama

President Obama met with House GOP leaders at the White House Wednesday, a day after every House Republican, along with 82 Democrats, voted against a proposal to raise the nation’s borrowing limit without cutting federal spending.

12:15 PM EDT 19 Comments

Labor Organizer: Nannies Are ‘Invisible Army’ Underlying The Economy

Ai-jen Poo started organizing domestic workers after meeting a Jamaican woman, toiling away as a housekeeper with no pay.

12:33 PM EDT Comment

Japanese Pensioners Volunteer To Risk Lives At Fukushima

Japanese pensioners are volunteering to work at the Fukushima nuclear power plant to spare the young from the dangers of radiation.

12:38 PM EDT 2 Comments

FEMA Grapples With String Of Natural Disasters

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is grappling with a string of natural disasters across the country. What is the agency doing to avoid the kinds of mistakes that plagued it in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina?

12:50 PM EDT 11 Comments

A Visit With Widow Of ‘Spenser’ Creator Robert Parker

Though best-selling mystery writer Robert Parker died last year, his last novel, “Sixkill” in the Spenser detective series has just been published. We tour Parker’s Cambridge, Massachusetts home with his widow Joan Parker. See photos and read a book excerpt.

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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.

June 3 3 Comments

‘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.

June 2 13 Comments

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.