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Rundown for July 25, 2013
12:06 PM EDT Comment

A Busy Week On Capitol Hill

The House voted on the NSA’s surveillance program, the Senate reached a compromise on student loan rates and a House measure was passed to phase out door-to-door mail service.

12:15 PM EDT 28 Comments

Oakland Father Reflects On ‘Fruitvale Station’

Jack Bryson’s two sons were childhood friends of Oscar Grant III, and were on the train platform with him when he was shot by a transit police officer.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Gas Well Blowout Raises Concerns About Drilling Safety

A natural gas well explosion in the Gulf of Mexico is reviving concerns about drilling safety, three years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion led to the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

12:40 PM EDT 2 Comments

Moammar Gadhafi’s Son Faces Trial Next Month

Two years after Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi was ousted from power and killed, his son Saif Gadhafi faces charges of crimes against humanity. There has been a fight over where to try him.

12:45 PM EDT 7 Comments

Remembering Faye Hunter Of ‘Let’s Active’

Faye Hunter, who played bass and sang in Let’s Active, has died at 59. The band never made it big commercially, but their sound helped pave the way for bands like R.E.M.

12:49 PM EDT Comment

Story Update: A Victory In Fight To Overhaul Penn Station

The New York City Council voted to limit Madison Square Garden’s lease at Penn Station to 10 years. That’s great news to a couple of activists who said Penn Station was in need of a serious overhaul.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Award-Winning Novel On Asian American Artists

Don Lee’s novel “The Collective” is a meditation on friendship and what it means to be Asian and an artist in the United States. It won the 2013 Asian/Pacific American Award for literature.

1:06 PM EDT 2 Comments

Justice Dept. To Challenge States On Voting Rights

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department is asking a federal court in Texas to make the state get approval in advance before changing its voting laws and practices.

1:15 PM EDT 55 Comments

As Americans Drive Less, What Does That Mean For Cities?

A new report from the advocacy group U.S. PIRG has found that for the first time in six decades, Americans are actually driving less. It marks a shift in American attitudes toward the car.

1:35 PM EDT Comment

Sugar Subsidy Spurs Battle Between Growers And Candy Makers

A heated battle is taking place over whether the government should continue a program to help out sugar growers. Candy manufacturers say it keeps the price of sugar artificially high.

1:40 PM EDT 10 Comments

DREAMer Hopes For Full Citizenship

As a child, 25-year-old Renata Teodoro was brought to the U.S. from Brazil by her parents, who lived and worked in the Boston area until her father’s asylum application was denied and her mother was deported.

1:50 PM EDT Comment

New Alzheimer's Research Could Lead To Treatments

A new report in the journal Nature shows a significant step forward in figuring out what causes things to go wrong in the brain early on in Alzheimer’s disease.

1:55 PM EDT 10 Comments

An Argument Against Standing Desks

One office worker says he enjoys sitting and he’s tired of the “superior moral attitude” from the standers around him. He argues there are other solutions to the health problem of sitting too long.

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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

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