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Rundown for August 22, 2013
12:06 PM EST Comment

France Discusses Using Force In Syria

France’s foreign minister is raising the possibility of the use of force in Syria if it’s proven that Bashir Assad’s regime used chemical weapons.

12:15 PM EST 11 Comments

‘I Am Chelsea’: Bradley Manning Wants To Live As A Woman

One day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified information, Bradley Manning says in a statement that he plans to live the remainder of his life as a female.

12:20 PM EST Comment

Gay Service Members Taking Leave To Get Married

Gay members of the U.S. military will soon be able to take paid leave to travel to states where same-sex marriage is legal, in order to get married. Air Force Maj. Jeff Mueller is among them.

12:35 PM EST Comment

College Athletes Test New Head Impact Sensor

Despite rising concerns about athlete concussions, there’s not much data on what kinds of head impacts are dangerous. One Connecticut school is testing a new head sensor that aims to change that.

12:40 PM EST 3 Comments

Nuclear Fusion Research Enters ‘Critical Phase’ In France

The world’s most ambitious attempt to harness fusion as a source of nuclear power is taking shape in the south of France. In theory, fusion would offer an almost endless supply of electricity.

12:50 PM EST 14 Comments

Should We Get Paid For Our Online Data?

Computer scientist and author Jaron Lanier argues we should all own our own data, and companies — whether it’s Google or Citibank — should pay us every time our data is used.

1:06 PM EST 4 Comments

UPS Ends Health Benefits For Spouses, Blames Obamacare

Package delivery giant UPS will no longer offer health coverage for the spouses of non-unionized workers whose spouses can get insurance at their own jobs.

1:15 PM EST Comment

Former Egyptian Ruler Released From Prison

With the release of the man Mohammed Morsi replaced, and with members of the military now leading Egypt, many Egyptians are asking what the future is for democracy in the country.

1:35 PM EST Comment

Trading Resumes On Nasdaq After 3-Hour Outage

Trading has resumed on Nasdaq following three-hour outage caused by a technical glitch. The glitch was the latest incident to raise questions about the dangers of trading via machine.

1:40 PM EST Comment

Obama Proposes New System For Rating Colleges

At the State University of New York’s Buffalo campus today, President Barack Obama outlined a plan to make colleges more affordable and more accountable.

1:45 PM EST 2 Comments

Thoughts From A Former Teacher As School Year Begins

Jeremy Glazer, a former high school teacher in Miami, Florida, has some advice and thoughts as the new school year begins.

1:50 PM EST Comment

New Wave Of New Orleans Artists Blend Jazz, Hip Hop, Rock

New Orleans is still central to the jazz music scene, but new jazz musicians, such as Christian Scott, are combining the hip hop and rock rhythms they grew up with into their music.

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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.