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Rundown for September 17, 2013
12:06 PM EST 3 Comments

More Details Emerge About Navy Yard Shooter

The deadly attack at the Washington Navy Yard was carried out by a lone gunman, according to authorities: Aaron Alexis, 34. We learn more about him and speak with two people who knew him.

12:15 PM EST 2 Comments

Navy Yard Highly Secured, Home To Classified Info

Reporters who know NAVSEA told Politico that it’s “kind of amazing” that yesterday’s shooting happened there, because it’s a highly secured area where “you’re either known or watched.”

12:20 PM EST 4 Comments

Scientists Turn To Crowdfunding For Research

With the percentage of research grants winning federal funding at a low ebb, some scientists are turning to crowdfunding — asking people online to directly support their research.

12:25 PM EST Comment

Syrian Conflict Tackled At Film Festival

Syrian refugees have been streaming across the country’s borders. Those crossings are the subject of “Border,” one of the films about Syria showing at the Toronto International Film Festival.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Veterans Dive To Raise Awareness About Overfishing

This summer, veterans from across the country are headed to the shores of West Palm Beach, Fla., for one reason: to build a new army of undersea soldiers who raise awareness about overfishing.

12:45 PM EST Comment

What Delhi Rape Case Means For India

As news of another gang rape in India sparks protests, we speak with a New Delhi-based human rights lawyer who has argued on the side of rape victims and is recommending reforms.

12:50 PM EST Comment

Tom Perrotta Returns To Short Story Writing

Perrotta is best known for his critically-acclaimed novels “Election” and “Little Children,” which were adapted into Oscar-nominated films. He’s now out with his first short story collection in 19 years.

1:06 PM EST Comment

Navy Yard Shooting Victims Had Long Careers There

Stories are emerging about some of the 12 people who were killed in yesterday’s shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard.

1:20 PM EST Comment

CDC: Hospitals Are Major Source Of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control describes the threat from drug resistant bacteria as “potentially catastrophic” if it is not addressed.

1:25 PM EST Comment

Weather Balloons Collect Air Pollution, Climate Data

Students at Saint Louis University are launching weather balloons as part of a nationwide study funded by NASA to improve our understanding of how ozone affects air pollution and the climate.

1:35 PM EST 4 Comments

Mapping Software Helps Stores Find Profitable Locations

Companies are using mapping technology to choose where to place their businesses. Sometimes it is counterintuitive, such as placing a store next to its competitor.

1:40 PM EST 2 Comments

Flood Cleanup Begins In Colorado

The rain has stopped and the flood waters are beginning to recede in Colorado. Many communities are now trying to figure out how to move forward, and how to begin cleaning up and returning home.

1:50 PM EST Comment

First Nations DJs Mix Tradition With Electronic Beats

A Tribe Called Red is an Ottawa-based trio of First Nations DJs who remix social powwow music with electronic dance beats. They’re at the forefront of a First Nations cultural renaissance.

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