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Rundown for December 5, 2013
12:06 PM EDT Comment

‘Tough’ Volcker Rule Coming Next Week

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says a “tough” new Volcker Rule is coming next week that would restrict what Lew called “risky bets” by banks.

12:15 PM EDT 10 Comments

Martin Bashir Resigns From MSNBC After Palin Comment

British journalist and political commentator Martin Bashir resigned after coming under fire for controversial comments he made about politician Sarah Palin.

12:20 PM EDT Comment

Reporter’s Notebook: On The Road With Secretaries Of State

As the BBC’s State Department correspondent, Kim Ghattas has traveled hundreds of thousands of miles with U.S. secretaries of state, including Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry.

12:35 PM EDT 2 Comments

Ford Debuts New Mustang For 50th Anniversary

Ford has released the next generation of its timeless pony. Paul Eisenstein of The Detroit Bureau joins us with details and photos from the unveiling, as well as nine Mustang concepts Ford never made.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Jell-O And Lasers: A New Way To Study Bacteria

Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin have come up with a new way of studying how bacteria interact with the world, and each other. And it kind of looks like dessert.

12:50 PM EDT 3 Comments

DJ Sessions: Eclectic Jazz From New Hampshire

Julie Lavender, a jazz musician and host of the pubic radio show “Dream Farm Radio,” shares some of her favorite new jazz, including music by Daniel Bennett, Ian Ethan Case and Eugene Friesen.

1:05 PM EDT Comment

Two Universities Struggle To Contain Meningitis Outbreaks

Princeton and the University of California, Santa Barbara, are trying to keep their students safe from the potentially fatal sickness. Students at Princeton will soon get access to a vaccine.

1:15 PM EDT 149 Comments

Industry Expert: After Newtown, Guns Easier To Own In Some States

Almost a year after 20 children and six educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, some states have toughened gun rules, while others have loosened them.

1:32 PM EDT 2 Comments

Boston Marathon Issues 450 Special Entries

The organizers of the Boston Marathon have issued special invitations to 450 people who made the case they were profoundly affected by the bombings in April.

1:35 PM EDT Comment

China Mobile And Apple Sign iPhone Deal

The world’s largest mobile carrier, China Mobile, will soon offer iPhones on its network. The deal gives Apple access to more than 700 million subscribers — seven times the size of Verizon Wireless.

1:40 PM EDT 6 Comments

Illinois Pension Debate Expected To Move To Courts

Now that lawmakers have passed an overhaul of Illinois’s government worker pension systems, the fight is expected to move to the courts. Unions argue the overhaul is unconstitutional.

1:50 PM EDT 2 Comments

A Cappella Fans Cheer Return Of ‘The Sing-Off’

NBC’s a cappella competition “The Sing-Off” returns for a fourth season on Monday, Dec. 9. The executive producer and judge Ben Folds discuss what’s to come.

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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

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

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