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Rundown for November 18, 2013
12:06 PM EDT Comment

Neighborhoods Leveled By Midwest Tornadoes

An unusually powerful late-season storm system brought damaging winds and tornadoes to 12 states yesterday, from Missouri to western New York. Illinois was hit hardest.

12:10 PM EDT Comment

Typhoon Survivors Flock To Churches

The devastation in the Philippines means that many churches that were not damaged have been filled with survivors praying for those who were lost.

12:15 PM EDT 2 Comments

Cheney Sisters Feud Over Same-Sex Marriage

The public feud between Dick Cheney’s daughters is both personal and political. Mary Cheney and her wife say Liz Cheney, a U.S. Senate candidate, is on the wrong side of history.

12:20 PM EDT Comment

Rebel Leader Killed In Syria

The leader of one of Syria’s most prominent rebel units died early today from wounds sustained during a strike by government troops last week.

12:25 PM EDT 2 Comments

Song Of The Week: ‘Dink's Song’ From New Coen Brothers Film

As he does every week, Stephen Thompson has a new song for us. This time, it’s an old song that features new voices, featured in the Coen brothers’ new film, “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Climate Change Delegates Continue To Fast, With Progress Slow To Materialize

As the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Warsaw enters its second week, we check in with a youth delegate who is among those fasting in solidarity with a Filipino negotiator.

12:40 PM EDT 12 Comments

Does Bullying Serve A Purpose?

Bullying is considered a destructive and aggressive behavior. But does it serve a purpose? We speak with an expert who says bullying is a way to gain social capital.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Keith Terry Makes Music With His Own Two Hands (And Feet, And Cheeks, And Chest…)

Percussionist and composer Keith Terry started as a drummer in a jazz band, but one day he realized, “I could displace everything I was playing on the drums onto my body.”

1:06 PM EDT Comment

Doctors Identify Problems With New ‘Cholesterol Calculator’

Two Boston-based cardiologists have spotted flaws in the new online calculator for assessing who needs to be treated with cholesterol-reducing statin drugs.

1:20 PM EDT 19 Comments

Vietnam War: What If JFK Hadn’t Been Assassinated?

Among the biggest ‘what ifs’ of the Kennedy assassination is what would have happened regarding the Vietnam War. The war escalated under Kennedy’s successor.

1:35 PM EDT Comment

Military Faces Massive Budget Cuts Due To Sequester

The U.S. military budget is about to take a huge hit, unless Congress takes action to lift the ongoing sequester. The automatic cuts are set to take effect in January.

1:40 PM EDT 3 Comments

Will Sugar Be The FDA’s Next Target?

The FDA is taking steps to further reduce trans fats in processed foods. We take a look at why it took so long to admit the risks of trans fats, and what it may deem unsafe next.

1:50 PM EDT Comment

Japanese Animator’s Film Causes Controversy

Acclaimed Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki’s new film “The Wind Rises” has proved controversial in Japan, and opens briefly in the U.S. this month to qualify for an Oscar nomination.

1:55 PM EDT 7 Comments

Inseparable Abandoned Dogs Need A Home

They say a dog is man’s best friend, but don’t tell that to Jermaine. Jermaine’s best friend is his blind brother Jeffrey. The puppies have drawn attention because of a picture that’s gone viral.

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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

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Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.