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Rundown for September 19, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 6 Comments

McCain Slams Putin In Opinion Piece For Pravda

Republican Sen. John McCain accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of corruption, repression and self-serving rule, in an opinion piece for Pravda newspaper.

12:15 PM EDT 56 Comments

‘Glock’ Author: Gun Foes Engaged In ‘Futile Exercise’

Paul Barrett argues that gun control advocates underestimate the grassroots support for gun rights, and overstate the ability of proposed gun control legislation to prevent such shootings.

12:29 PM EDT 3 Comments

Man Behind Super Mario’s Success Has Died At 85

Hiroshi Yamauchi was the president of Nintendo from 1949 until 2002. He passed away at age 85. We speak with the author of “Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America.”

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Boulder Residents Clean Up After Flooding

After massive flooding in Colorado that damaged thousands of homes, residents are trying to figure out how and where to dump debris. That’s proving to be quite a challenge for Boulder.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Afghans Face Ongoing Security Challenges As Elections Approach

Afghanistan is inching closer to holding presidential elections next spring, but NPR’s Sean Carberry says Afghans appear more consumed by security concerns.

12:50 PM EDT 5 Comments

New Film For IMAX Explores Jerusalem

It’s been said that Jerusalem is the “closest place to God.” A new film for IMAX theaters takes you there. We speak with the writer and director of “Jerusalem.”

1:05 PM EDT 4 Comments

Obamacare Fight At Forefront Of Fiscal Debate

House Speaker John Boehner has embraced a plan that would provide funding to prevent a government shutdown while simultaneously gutting the Affordable Care Act.

1:12 PM EDT 7 Comments

Duke Energy Is The Latest Big Company To Move Retirees Off Heath Plan

Duke Energy has joined a growing list of large companies that are moving retirees off of company-run health plans, instead offering them stipends they can use to buy their own health insurance.

1:20 PM EDT 8 Comments

More Companies Move Away From Traditional Health Plans

A number of American companies plan to shift employees from company-based health plans to private exchanges. Companies would provide employees with money to buy health insurance.

1:35 PM EDT 13 Comments

SEC Wants Companies To Disclose CEO-Worker Pay Ratio

The Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed a rule that would require publicly traded companies to disclose the difference in pay between the company’s CEO and its employees.

1:40 PM EDT Comment

Revisiting The Fire That Killed 19 Hotshots

A former hotshot firefighter and an associate editor at Outside Magazine shares his in-depth reporting on the Yarnell Hill fire that burned more than 8,000 acres and killed 19 firefighters.

1:50 PM EDT Comment

Play Illuminates Rocky Year In Johnson Presidency

The American Repertory Theater’s new production of “All the Way” is about a pivotal year in the presidency of Lyndon Johnson, played by “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

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‘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

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