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Rundown for July 18, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 2 Comments

Tenn. Black Caucus Calls For Review Of ‘Stand Your Ground’

As Trayvon Martin’s parents speak out for the first time since the Zimmerman trial ended, the Tennessee Black Caucas is calling for a review of that state’s stand-your-ground law.

12:15 PM EDT 8 Comments

‘Queer Eye’ Stars Look Back, 10 Years On

Ten years ago this week, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” debuted on Bravo. Stars Carson Kressley and Ted Allen reflect on how it brought gay men into living rooms across America.

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Penn State To Pay $60 Million To Sandusky Victims

Penn State has reportedly reached an agreement with most of the 32 plaintiffs who say they were sexually abused by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

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Cleveland Hosts National Senior Games

As many as 10,000 athletes from across the country — ranging in age from 50 to 90 plus — are gathering in Cleveland, Ohio, to compete in the 14th National Senior Games.

12:50 PM EDT 10 Comments

Do Young Adults Read For Pleasure?

Book lover and journalist Danny Heitman is worried that college students aren’t reading for fun anymore. He recommends 10 books that college-age young men and women would enjoy.

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Netflix Makes Emmy History

For the first time ever, programs not made for television have won top nominations for this year’s Emmy awards. Netflix’s online-only “House of Cards” received nine nominations.

1:06 PM EDT Comment

Affordable Care Act Continues To Divide Obama, Lawmakers

A day after House lawmakers voted for delays in implementing health care reform, President Obama today made a push for his Affordable Care Act, saying it is cutting costs for consumers.

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A Reporter’s Notebook From The Middle East

NPR’s Deborah Amos opens up her reporter’s notebook, from her experiences reporting on the conflict in Syria, to the refugee crisis in neighboring countries.

1:35 PM EDT 4 Comments

Law School Enrollment Plunges

Law school enrollment is taking a nose dive, and law schools are trimming their faculty rolls. The legal market has yet to recover from the recession, and that means fewer students applying.

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South Africa Marks Nelson Mandela’s Birthday

Millions of children across South Africa sang “Happy Birthday” to Nelson Mandela today as he turns 95. People around the world are joining South Africans in celebrating his life.

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New Tyler Perry Shows Offer Lessons On Finance

Tyler Perry has two new shows on the Oprah Winfrey Network: “The Have and The Have Nots” and “Love Thy Neighbor.” They both offer lessons on finance, according to columnist Michelle Singletary.

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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.

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‘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.