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Rundown for October 10, 2011
12:06 PM EDT Comment

Week Ahead: Tests For Obama Jobs Bill and Candidate Perry

President Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill faces a big political test this week with a vote scheduled in the Senate Tuesday. Meanwhile, Republican presidential candidates are headed to New Hampshire for a debate and some observers say it could be a do-or-die moment for Rick Perry.

12:15 PM EDT 18 Comments

10 Years Into Afghan War, National Guard Sees Bigger Role

The National Guard helps out with disaster response in the U.S., but they also see combat– almost half of the U.S. fighting force in Iraq and Afghanistan is National Guard, and they’ve historically been involved in wars.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

A Revolution Is Marked In China And Taiwan

A century ago Monday an uprising against the Qing Dynasty in China brought an end to 2,000 years of imperial rule. It’s an event that is being marked in Taiwan and in China — but the celebrations are low key because almost 40 years after that revolution, another one took place — bringing the Communist Party to power in China and sending the losers to Taiwan.

12:35 PM EDT 10 Comments

Dayton Plans To Become ‘Immigrant-Friendly’ City

Dayton, Ohio plans to roll out the welcome mat for immigrants. Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell says, “We want to open the doors… so that we can create a more diverse, thriving city.”

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From Steve Earle to Kanye West.

12:50 PM EDT 3 Comments

Soprano Hayley Westenra Teams Up With Film Maestro Ennio Morricone

Hayley Westenra has been performing since she was 13, and for her new album the 24 year-old collaborated with 82 year-old composer Ennio Morricone.

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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.