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Rundown for June 6, 2011
12:06 PM EST Comment

GOP Primary Field Continues To Grow

Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, threw his hat in the ring for the GOP primary race. Santorum, a favorite among his party’s social conservatives, joins six other Republican candidates.

12:15 PM EST 6 Comments

US Military Pioneers New Solar Power Technologies

The U.S. military is at the forefront of exploration into new and more effective ways to use solar power, putting roll up solar panels to use in areas of Afghanistan with limited power sources.

12:35 PM EST 7 Comments

Government Takes Aim At Spuds In School Lunches

The USDA has proposed all but eliminating white potatoes from school meals, a year after banning low-income pregnant women from using federal money to buy white potatoes. That has potato producers and school districts sticking up for the humble potato.

12:40 PM EST 17 Comments

What Exactly Did Paul Revere Do On That Ride?

Fox News’ Sarah Palin is defending her comments about Paul Revere’s ride. We look at the story of Paul Revere and the Longfellow poem that made it famous.

12:50 PM EST 2 Comments

Ben Sollee: Indie Rock’s Fast Rising Singer-Songwriter/Cellist

Ben Sollee grew up studying classical music, while also listening to hip hop artist Lauryn Hill on the side. Now the 27-year-old Kentucky native is making his name as a singer-songwriter/cellists. Watch his studio performance.

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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.