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Rundown for June 7, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 7 Comments

Intel Director Blasts Leaks About NSA Surveillance

The Washington Post and Guardian newspapers have made public more information about the extent of domestic surveillance by the U.S. government.

12:25 PM EDT Comment

Will Afghan Forces Keep Up The Fight After 2014?

NPR’s Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman is in Afghanistan, and says the unanswered question is whether Afghan forces will continue to fight and hold their positions after the U.S. withdraws.

12:35 PM EDT 14 Comments

Bioethicist Warns Courts Could Undermine Organ Transplant System

In what’s thought to be an unprecedented move, a federal judge has now allowed two dying children to jump ahead in the list of people waiting for lung transplants.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

China Ups Presence In Afghanistan As U.S. Withdraws

As the U.S. prepares for a military withdrawal in Afghanistan, China is investing in the energy and wireless sectors, and even opening a Chinese Confucius cultural center in Kabul.

12:45 PM EDT 25 Comments

Death And Its Euphemisms

Our friend and colleague Michael Goldfarb asks, “When did the verb ‘to die’ and the nouns derived from it — dead, death, etcetera — get excised from American usage to be replaced by ‘to pass’?”

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Japanese American WWII Veteran Looks Back

Susumu Ito, 93, fought for the U.S. in World War II while his family was in a U.S. internment camp. He told us, “If I had to do it all over again, I’d do exactly the same thing.”

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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.