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Rundown for February 25, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 3 Comments

‘Sequester’ Spending Cuts Expected To Kick In

Lawmakers are not expected to pass any measures that would stop the harsh across-the-board budget cuts known as the “sequester” from kicking in, starting Friday.

12:11 PM EDT 13 Comments

Author Shares ‘The Secrets Of Happy Families’

Bruce Feiler says “if you take just one idea from each chapter in this book your family will be transformed in less than a week.” Bold words. Read an excerpt to see if he’s onto something.

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Egypt Elections Won’t Calm Turbulent Streets

One of the leading opposition politicians in Egypt has called on President Mohammed Morsi not to press ahead with the general elections he’s called for in late April.

12:40 PM EDT 26 Comments

Older Women Facing Homelessness In Growing Numbers

By the end of this decade, estimates are that 60,000 or more elderly people will be homeless. Life on the streets is particularly hard on older women.

12:50 PM EDT 4 Comments

Mali Music Culture Defined By The Cellphone

Musicologist Christopher Kirkley went to West Africa with the plan of recording traditional guitar music. Instead, he found the Saharan soundscape full of tinny digital audio.

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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.