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Rundown for August 2, 2011
12:05 PM EDT Comment

Debt Deal Clears Final Hurdle

The Senate Tuesday passed the bill to raise the debt limit that the House approved yesterday.

12:10 PM EDT 5 Comments

Banks Fight Rules Regulating Risky Mortgage Loans

The banking industry is challenging parts of the Dodd Frank financial overhaul, like the requirement that lenders determine that a person can pay off a home loan before they make it.

12:25 PM EDT 9 Comments

Edited Interview Raises Ethics Questions For Chicago TV Station

An interview with a four-year-old African-American boy that was edited out of context and aired on a Chicago CBS station is drawing ire.

12:30 PM EDT 3 Comments

Famine Crisis Worsens In Africa

The U.N’s humanitarian aid office is warning that unless it sees a massive increase in donations, the famine will spread to five or six more regions inside Somalia.

12:35 PM EDT 47 Comments

Study Finds Home Births Increase By 20 Percent

A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that home births increased by 20 percent between 2004 and 2008.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

The Past And Future Of Hip Hop

As hot as hip hop music and culture is these days, it’s hard to believe hip hop itself is, well, middle-aged.

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Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

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.