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Rundown for May 3, 2013
12:06 PM EDT Comment

Judge Overrules Decision To Release Terror Suspect

A U.S. District judge in Chicago has ordered that 18-year-old Abdella Ahmad Tounisi continue to be detained on terrorism-related charges. It reverses an earlier decision by another judge.

12:15 PM EDT 30 Comments

A Dad’s Fight: More Time Off For Grieving Parents

U.S. law allows up to 12 weeks off work for the birth of a child or to care for a sick loved one, but it does not cover bereavement. A father who lost his child is trying to change that.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Growing Signs Of Hezbollah Role In Syria

As the drumbeat for arming the rebels in Syria continues in the U.S., there is growing evidence that the militant Lebanese Shi’a organisation Hezbollah is fighting for the regime.

12:40 PM EDT 5 Comments

Pastor Jim Wallis: Get Out Of The Pews, Go Out And Help

Pastor Jim Wallis is an active public religious leader, but last election season he went on a retreat. The result is his new book about “what religion forgets and politics hasn’t learned about serving the public good.”

12:55 PM EDT 2 Comments

Books That Comfort In The Aftermath Of Tragedy

Writer Danny Heitman says literature can help people cope after the Boston Marathon bombings. He recommends five books that provide solace.

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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.