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Rundown for June 2, 2011
12:00 PM EST Comment

Job Numbers Could Be Key Factor In 2012

Shaky economic news rattled Wall Street this week. How will the economy impact the 2012 presidential race?

12:06 PM EST Comment

Tornadoes Rip Through Massachusetts, Killing At Least 3

Residents of more than a dozen communities in central and western Massachusetts woke up to widespread destruction Thursday, after devastating tornadoes ripped through the state Wednesday, killing at least three people, snapping trees and crushing buildings.

12:15 PM EST 3 Comments

Former Hitman Warns Others To Avoid His Path

In a new book, a man who worked for the drug cartels as a hit-man for nearly 20 years speaks candidly about his violent life, his crimes and finally, his repentance.

12:34 PM EST Comment

NBA + NHL Finals = ‘Splendid Spring For…Couch Potatoes’

The NBA and the NHL finals are underway. And sports columnist Michael Arace says the finals cap off an entertaining season of close games that has fans pleased and must have “snack-food and beer sales… spiking.”

12:50 PM EST Comment

‘Beginners’ Director Mines His Past For Film

The film “Beginners,” tells the story of a man who developed a more open relationship with his father, after his dad came out of the closet at age 75. We speak with director Mike Mills, whose experience with his own father inspired the film, featuring actor Christopher Plummer.

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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.