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Rundown for August 16, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 4 Comments

Leaked NSA Audit Shows It Violated Privacy Rules

The Washington Post reports that in a leaked internal audit, the National Security Agency found it had violated privacy rules thousands of times.

12:15 PM EDT 4 Comments

What Makes A Whistleblower?

Researchers have found that people who value fairness over loyalty are more likely to be whistleblowers. But whether someone values fairness or loyalty can be manipulated.

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South Africa Miners Mark Grim Anniversary

It’s been a year since 34 South African miners were shot dead by policein the town of Marikana in a dispute over wages. Mining unions say there has been little improvement.

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School Year Begins In Moore, Oklahoma

Students are back in school in Moore, Oklahoma, nearly three months after a deadly tornado tore through town. Among those killed were seven third-graders at the Plaza Towers School, which was destroyed.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

MLB Baseball To Expand Instant Replay

Major League Baseball announced starting in 2014, there will be a challenge system that will allow team managers to ask for replay reviews. Some observers worry that eliminating the human element will compromise the game.

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Chef Kathy Gunst’s No-Cook Cooking

With the heat and humidity of summer, the kitchen is the last place most people want to be. Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst suggests no-cook cooking, and shares seven recipes.

12:51 PM EDT Comment

Cloud-based TV Startup May Pose Threat To Basic Cable

An Internet-based company called Aereo is disrupting the way people watch television by letting subscribers stream broadcast television to their wireless devices. Network stations have already sued Aereo.

1:05 PM EDT Comment

Bloodshed In Egypt Continues

After Friday prayers, thousands of supporters of the ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi poured out of the mosques and flooded the streets in defiance of a military imposed state of emergency.

1:15 PM EDT Comment

Former Ambassador: ‘Greatest Crisis Egypt Has Faced’ In Decades

The Obama administration faces difficult choices as it manages its Egypt policy. A former U.S. Ambassador says that whatever choice the administration makes, it is in a very tough spot.

1:15 PM EDT 26 Comments

Researcher: Kids' Courting Behavior Increasingly Explicit, Unhealthy

New research shows that boys are increasingly using incredibly sexually explicit social media messages to flirt, and it may be hurting them, as much as the girls who receive the messages.

1:43 PM EDT Comment

‘White Devil’ Unlikely Chinatown Gang Leader

John Willis emerged as an unlikely white member of one of Boston’s Chinatown Asian gangs after joining a Chinese family and learning to speak Cantonese as a child.

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Swimming Into History

On this day in 1926, Gertrude Ederle — a 20-year-old from New York — became the first woman to swim across the English Channel, in a 35-mile adventure.

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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.