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Rundown for September 10, 2013
8:10 AM EDT Comment

Families Observe Suicide Prevention Day

Military families that have experienced a suicide tell Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock that they find comfort in meeting other families through organizations like TAPS and the Military Friends Foundation.

12:06 PM EDT 15 Comments

Syria Accepts Russian Chemical Weapons Proposal

The Syrian foreign minister said today that his government has accepted a Russian proposal to turn over chemical weapons, calling it a plan to “derail U.S. aggression.”

12:10 PM EDT 8 Comments

Reporter Recounts Threats From Syrian Officials

Wall Street Journal reporter Sam Dagher says a senior member of the Syrian parliament told him “Hezbollah and the Syrian Army were one body” and will retaliate if the U.S. attacks.

12:20 PM EDT 10 Comments

How Presidents Make The Case For War

President Obama isn’t asking Congress to declare war against Syria but he is asking Congress to approve a military action. We take a look at how other presidents have handled this.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Thousands Protest Mexican President’s Reform Agenda

Thousands have been protesting in Mexico City in opposition to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s proposed reforms, including an aggressive overhaul of the education system.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Improving The Alert System For Firefighters In Danger

Researchers at the University of Texas are trying to improve the alert system that lets fire departments know when one of their firefighters needs to be rescued.

12:50 PM EDT 10 Comments

In A Pickle With Chef Kathy Gunst

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst has been noticing that fermented is in! She shares recipes for bread and butter pickles, pickled peppers, pickled fruits and “chile dilly beans.”

1:00 PM EDT 3 Comments

Colorado Lawmakers Face Recall Vote

Two Colorado state senators face a recall election today, brought by gun rights advocates who were upset by the senators’ sponsorship of gun control laws following the Aurora theater shooting.

1:05 PM EDT Comment

President Obama To Address The Nation This Evening

President Obama will address the country tonight. He’s expected to make his case for taking military action in Syria. NPR’s Scott Horsley joins us for a preview of the speech.

1:15 PM EDT 17 Comments

6 Problems With A Syria Chemical Weapons Deal

Syria says it accepts the proposal to put its chemical arsenal under international control, but a weapons expert says implementing such an agreement would be a “complete nightmare.”

1:25 PM EDT 60 Comments

Iowa Sheriff: Blind People Can Use Guns Safely

Warren Wethington, the sheriff of Cedar County, Iowa, whose daughter is visually impaired, supports state gun permit changes that allow the visually impaired to legally carry firearms in public.

1:35 PM EDT Comment

Dow Jones Drops Bank Of America, Hewlett-Packard

In a major shakeup, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is removing Alcoa, Bank of America and Hewlett-Packard, and replacing them with Goldman Sachs Group, Visa and Nike.

1:40 PM EDT Comment

Research Shows Microbes Are Crucial To Our Health

There are trillions of microbes living in and on our bodies: bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms. A growing body of evidence indicates they may be vital for our health.

1:50 PM EDT Comment

Grandparents Raising Kids Hit Roadblocks In School Enrollment

It’s becoming increasingly common for grandparents to be the guardians of their grandchildren, but they often face challenges when enrolling them in school.

1:53 PM EDT Comment

Apple Unveils iPhone 5S And 5C

Apple has unveiled the latest iPhones — the 5C and 5S — and says they will replace the current iPhone 5. Apple also says its next mobile operating system, iOS 7, will be available free next week.

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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.