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12:06 PM EDT Comment

Rising Waters Hamper Montana Oil Spill Cleanup

Rising waters are making it difficult for crews to reach areas inundated along the Yellowstone River with crude oil from a pipeline that ruptured Friday near Billings, Montana.

12:15 PM EDT 6 Comments

Was The Arab Spring Inspired By Moses?

Author Bruce Feiler argues that the yearning for freedom reverberating through the Arab world originated with the stories of Moses and Abraham.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

In Japan, Tens Of Thousands Still Waiting To Go Home

Coastal towns in Japan are still recovering from March’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami. And tens of thousands of people, who lived near the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, still don’t know when they’ll be able to return home.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Casey Anthony Aquitted Of Murder In Daughter’s Death

After 11 hours of deliberation, a jury has acquitted Casey Anthony in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, but she was found guilty of lying to investigators.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Banks Set To Use New Government Loans To Pay Off TARP Debts

The U.S. Treasury Department says it will begin disbursing funds to smaller banks through the new Small Business Lending Fund. But some critics complain that some plan to use the money to pay off funds they received through the Troubled Asset Relief Fund, or TARP.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Alternative Country Band Old 97’s Are Back

Rolling Stone Magazine calls the Old 97’s latest album a perfect mix of articulate and off the cuff music. We revisit a conversation with Rhett Miller and Murry Hammond of the Texas-based band.

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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.