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Rundown for December 2, 2013
12:06 PM EDT Comment

HealthCare.gov Front End Up And Running, But What About The Back End?

The White House says HealthCare.gov is now running smoothly for consumers hoping to enroll in a health plan, but the part that delivers the consumer information to insurers may not be fixed.

12:15 PM EDT 2 Comments

‘Double Down’ Authors Riff On Obamacare, 2016

Political analysts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann share their insights on the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature healthcare reform law, and look ahead to 2016.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Passengers Urged To Undergo TB Testing After Potential Exposure

Seventy passengers on a weekend flight from Austin to Phoenix are being asked to seek testing for tuberculosis, after a fellow passenger was removed from the plane after landing.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Ft. Lauderdale Street Name Stirs Emotional Debate

For years now, a boulevard running through the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s historically black business district has been at the center of a contentious disagreement.

12:45 PM EDT Comment

Song Of The Week: ‘Make It Up’ By The Blow

This week, NPR’s Stephen Thompson introduces us to “Make It Up” off the new self-titled album by electro pop band The Blow. It’s part of a larger art project.

12:50 PM EDT 3 Comments

Chef Scott Conant Brings Restaurant Fare To New Cookbook

Food Network fans might know chef Scott Conant best as a tough judge on the cooking competition show “Chopped.” He shares two key recipes from his Scarpetta restaurants.

1:06 PM EDT Comment

Investigators Recover 2nd ‘Black Box’ From Derailed Train

The National Transportation Safety Board says investigators plan to interview the engineer and conductor of the train involved in a fatal derailment in New York City.

1:10 PM EDT Comment

House Is Back To Work In Washington

The House is back in session today and the Senate returns next week. That leaves five days in December when the full Congress will be in Washington.

1:20 PM EDT Comment

Amazon Wants To Use Drones To Deliver Faster

The drones would carry packages weighing less than five pounds within a ten mile radius of distribution centers. But it’s years away from being ready for commercial use.

1:25 PM EDT Comment

What Happens To Failed Shopping Malls?

Over the years, online shopping and a roller coaster economy have turned many malls into ghost towns. David C. Barnett of WCPN examines the afterlife of some malls in Northeast Ohio.

1:35 PM EDT 2 Comments

Auburn-Alabama: The Greatest Play In College Football History?

Auburn’s Chris Davis caught the missed Alabama field goal and ran over 100 yards for the touchdown that gave Auburn the win. Auburn now moves onto SEC Championship.

1:40 PM EDT 29 Comments

Raising Children In Two Faiths

Nearly half of the marriages in the U.S. over the last decade have been between people of different faiths, and many are raising children fully in both parents’ religious traditions.

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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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