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Rundown for May 24, 2012
12:06 PM EDT 4 Comments

Everest Death Toll Nears ‘Into Thin Air’ Level

A traffic jam of climbers trying to ascend or descend Mount Everest is being blamed for a reported 11 deaths, nearly the record of 15 made infamous by the book “Into Thin Air.”

12:15 PM EDT 9 Comments

Is This The End Of America’s Moment In The Middle East?

In “Obama and the Middle East” author Fawaz Gerges argues that President Obama’s policies have failed to live up to his rhetoric, missing an important opportunity.

12:35 PM EDT 4 Comments

Republican Congressman Tries to Rein In Ex-Presidents’ Perks

U.S. taxpayers spent $3.7 million on the expenses of our four surviving former presidents this fiscal year. That does not include the cost of Secret Service protection. It does include an $85,000 phone bill for George W. Bush, $440,000 dollars in rent for Bill Clinton, and $15,000 dollars in postage for Jimmy Carter.

12:40 PM EDT 2 Comments

A Sportswriter Wonders If He Played A Role In NFL Star Junior Seau’s Suicide

During his 20-year NFL career, linebacker Junior Seau was portrayed by reporters as a superhero, impervious to injury. Now writer Peter King wonders if that may have contributed to the player’s death.

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Songs About Mortality Take On New Meaning For Musician Rob Morsberger

Musician Rob Morsberger was recently diagnosed with cancer, giving his past songs about life and death a new importance for him.

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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.