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Rundown for April 9, 2013
12:06 PM EST 2 Comments

Families Lobby On Gun Bill, Dems Face Key Decision

As Senate Democrats approach a key decision on gun legislation, relatives of victims of the horrendous Connecticut school shootings are mounting a face-to-face lobbying effort.

12:15 PM EST 18 Comments

Inventor Of Cell Phone: ‘We Are Just Getting Started’

On April 3, 1973, Motorola engineer Martin Cooper changed the world by making the world’s first cell phone call. The 85-year-old inventor says the cell phone era is only just beginning.

12:35 PM EST Comment

More Bird Flu Deaths Reported In China

There are reports today of another person killed by that new strain of bird flu in China. It brings the total number of deaths from the H7N9 virus to seven, of 24 people known to be infected.

12:40 PM EST 2 Comments

Margaret Thatcher And The Hunger Strikers

The Iron Lady’s hard line against young members of the Irish Republican Army “pushed the end of the war back at least 10 years,” according to a Boston Globe columnist.

12:45 PM EST Comment

Remembering Annette Funicello

Annette Funicello burst onto the scene as cute-as-a-button child star on TV’s Mousketeers in the 1950s, and was later a star in those beach party movies with Frankie Avalon.

12:50 PM EST 2 Comments

They Might Be Giants: A Return To Old Forms

The alternative rock duo They Might Be Giants is out with its sixteenth album, “Nanobots,” which marks a return to a style of songwriting they used back in 1992: the super-short song.

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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.