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Rundown for July 5, 2013
12:06 PM EST Comment

Egypt’s Islamist Leader Vows To Restore Morsi

Tens of thousands of Islamists streamed across a Nile River bridge toward Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday, threatening a showdown moments after the top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood defiantly spoke before a cheering crowd of supporters, vowing to reinstate ousted President Mohammed Morsi and end military rule.

12:06 PM EST Comment

Employers Add 195,000 Jobs, But Jobless Rate Unchanged

The Labor Department reported this morning that employers added 195,000 jobs in June, more than estimated, but because more people are looking for work in an improving economy, the unemployment rate remained at 7.6 percent.

12:15 PM EST Comment

Philipp Meyer Explores Bloody Origin Of Texas In ‘The Son’

Phllipp Meyer’s epic new novel tells the story of the family who first settled Texas in the early 1800s.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Region Reacts To Overthrow in Egypt

The overthrow of Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi has reverberated throughout the Middle East. To some it represent an attack on political Islam and for others it’s a triumph for secularism. NPR’s Peter Kenyon describes the regional reaction from his perch in Istanbul.

12:40 PM EST Comment

A Runner’s View Of The Boston Marathon Bombings

The July issue of Runner’s World features a minute-by-minute account from runners of what happened at the April 15 Boston Marathon Bombings.

12:50 PM EST 16 Comments

Searching For The Best BBQ In Texas

An Ohio native who became obsessed with Texas barbecue has become the first Barbecue Editor of the Texas Monthly.

1:15 PM EST 6 Comments

Checking In On Chattanooga’s Bike Share

Bike shares are kicking off around the country — in Chattanooga, organizers face some unique challenges.

1:16 PM EST Comment

Group Tries To Increase Access To Bicycles Among African Americans

A nationwide group called Red, Bike and Green is leading community rides and workshops in African-American communities across the country.

1:25 PM EST Comment

Trayvon Martin's Mother Testifies At Zimmerman Trial

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, testified this morning in the ongoing trial of George Zimmerman.

1:35 PM EST Comment

Friend Remembers Andrew Pochter, American Student Killed In Egypt

“Andrew saw the best in everyone and he wanted people to understand what was so wonderful about that part of the world,” a friend of student Andrew Pochter said.

1:40 PM EST Comment

58 MRI’s And Counting — A Neuroscientist Maps His Own Brain

A scientist at the University of Texas in Austin is trying to see how the human brain changes overtime — by getting frequent MRI’s of his brain.

1:50 PM EST Comment

Wimbledon ‘Upsets’ Get Linguist Thinking

At Wimbledon, some of the biggest names in tennis won’t be participating in this weekend’s finals, because of a number of upsets — a word that caught the ear of linguist Ben Zimmer.

1:55 PM EST 2 Comments

Creating Art, On An Etch A Sketch

The Etch A Sketch has been a popular children’s toy since the 1960s, but there are also Etch A Sketch artists out there.

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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.