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Rundown for September 13, 2013
12:06 PM EDT Comment

Middle East Watches And Waits on Syria

Russian and American diplomats are in their second day of talks on how and when to get Syria to turn over its chemical weapons, which the U.S. claims were used against civilians.

12:15 PM EDT 11 Comments

Former TARP Watchdog: ‘We’re Headed Toward Another Financial Crisis’

The former inspector general of the Troubled Asset Relief Program says the rules and regulations that resulted from the financial meltdown fail to address the fundamental problems.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Crisis In Syria Weighs On Its Neighbors

Unemployment and rising living costs are putting pressure on local populations in some areas of Jordan, as thousands of refugees enter the country from neighboring Syria.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Out Of This World! Voyager Is First Man-Made Object To Leave Solar System

The Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched in 1977 and currently located about 11 billion miles from Earth, has become the first man-made item to do what sounds like science fiction: it left the solar system.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Bill Would Give Calif. Among Highest Minimum Wages

California’s minimum wage would rise to $10 an hour within three years under a bill passed Thursday by the state Legislature, making it one of the highest rates in the nation.

12:55 PM EDT Comment

Unloading Your Sins: There’s An App For That

If you can tweet, then you can atone. That’s what some are saying about a new online tool called eScapegoat. The creators say it’s “like in Bible Times, only nerdier!”

1:06 PM EDT Comment

Pizza Shop Owner Devastated By Boardwalk Fire

One of the businesses destroyed in a massive fire on the iconic Jersey Shore boardwalk yesterday was Maruca’s Tomato Pies, which had reopened in April, after Superstorm Sandy.

1:12 PM EDT Comment

Peace Activist: ‘People Power’ Helped Prevent Syria Strike

A longtime peace activist says everyday Americans helped to derail the push for military strikes in Syria, by calling their representatives in Congress and asking them not to authorize force.

1:20 PM EDT 10 Comments

Invoking The Holocaust In Times Of War

When talking about Syria, President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and Senator Harry Reid have all brought up the Holocaust as an example of “when the world did nothing.”

1:35 PM EDT Comment

Twitter Takes Lessons From Facebook On Going Public

Twitter is taking advantage of a new federal law that lets companies with revenues under $1 billion to keep their initial public offering (IPO) documents secret until a few weeks before a price is set.

1:40 PM EDT Comment

Flooding, Evacuations Continue In Colorado

Flooding that cut off dozens of people in Colorado mountain communities swept downstream Friday, spilling rivers and creeks over their banks and forcing thousands more evacuations.

1:45 PM EDT 4 Comments

New Hybrids And Electric Cars Debut At Frankfurt Auto Show

There are some 70 new or concept vehicles on display at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, and just about every manufacturer is introducing a vehicle with electric battery technology.

1:50 PM EDT 2 Comments

Ex-Con Parents Blocked From Volunteering At School

In Louisville, Kentucky, many parents have been blocked from volunteering at their children’s schools because of prior crimes they’ve committed. In most cases, the crimes are non-violent.

1:53 PM EDT Comment

Boxing’s Most Anticipated Match Up Also Has A Huge Payday

Tomorrow in Las Vegas, two undefeated boxers — Floyd Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez — will duke it out for the super welterweight title. The fight setting records as the highest-paid fight in history.

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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

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June 2 13 Comments

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